Difference between Luck and Chance

Luck and chance are terms that are closely related to chance, good fortune, and the inability to predict the course of an event.

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Definition Luck is defined as a series of fortuitous or chance events. It is when the circumstances around someone or something turn out to be either favorable or unfavorable: good and bad luck. Good luck is a favorable outcome in an event that was not expected or unlikely, but was desired. Luck is surrounded by superstition. As for chance, this is also defined as a coincidence, a fortuitous event. However, unlike luck, chance is random, so there are situations in which chance follows the theory of probability and, although it cannot be predicted, it is 100% explainable. Chance has a cause and a purpose, it has an apparent order. 

Furthermore, it plays important roles in areas such as mathematics, physics, and even philosophy. He is rational in nature.

representations Each culture has different symbols or actions that represent (some believe attract) both bad and good luck.
For bad luck: black cat, going under a ladder, throwing salt, breaking a mirror
For good luck: a four-leaf clover, a horseshoe, the hand and the eye, etc.
Chance is represented by dice, cards and other games of chance. Clovers are very common elements in games of chance, because they are considered an element that calls for good fortune.
examples
  • Ana is lucky, she has won the lottery a couple of times in the last year.
  • How lucky I am! I arrived late at the auditorium and they no longer let me pass.
  • In almost every city there are establishments dedicated to gambling: people can go and play blackjack , cards, roulette and slots.

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