Gretchen Rubin

Story: I Love This Example of Thinking About Luck.

This week’s video story:  I love this example of superstitious thinking.


You can read about the disputed versions of this study on Wikiquote. As I said, I'm not vouching for the accuracy of this particular version of the story--in this context, it's not particularly important how factual this story is, because the (perhaps apocryphal) exchange between the two men captures something very true about the way we think about luck.

How about you? Do you have any lucky objects or rituals that you follow--even if you don't really believe in them?

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