I make a habit of only believing what is proven scientifically or what I have to to pragmatically navigate reality and nothing more, which is why I don't believe in God. I don't believe in some universal force of luck either (apart from luck in terms of probability), but I do have many anecdotes where it seems I do the exact same thing as others but end up worse for the wear. It feels like I put a lot of effort into things that don't work out, no matter how much focus or effort I put into it, no matter how optimistic I am, or how often I try. But I'm told by other people that it's easy, or I see them do it easily, and they look like they are doing exactly what I was doing and it just works for them. Anyone else have experiences like this or want to discuss their thoughts on luck?