Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. —Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1850)
Our destiny is what we make of it and a bit of luck at picking the Powerball.
It is a saying repeated by individuals as real and imaginary, worldly and spiritual as Doc in Back to the Future, John Connor from Terminator, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the holy Buddha, “the future is not yet written.” And we get there with a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work. Destiny is not an easy place to find, except in your dreams.
Asked the question, “Is it better to be good than lucky?” my response is that I would rather be good, in the long run the odds favor you.