better to be luckyso anyway, i'd rather be lucky than good. the things i'm good at have never really done anything for me, because i've lacked the luck (or some other attribute) to make much of them. the only thing i'm good at that i've put to any real use is editing, and i mostly don't bother doing that well. i should make more effort to trying to get work as a manuscript doctor this year: it's something i'd excel at and could make a lot of money at. with luck.
isn't it better to be better than to wish for luck? fuck no.
take poker. i'd rather be twice as lucky as i am than twice as good. i believe that would be enough to make my goal. i probably have average luck just now; i have better days and worse. i play pretty solid, which is good for sngs. if i was twice as lucky, i would easily make 10 percent at the 60s. I'd eight-table them and bob's your ma's bro. i'd do better than that even.
twice as good will also make the money, so i don't mind working on my game. but if you have a rabbit's foot, you know where to send it.