Interesting movies create interesting moments. Such instances reflect a reality of life which we often fail to notice in our fast paced lives. Or moments which makes the thought behind it all the more profound.
For a very long time now, I have been wondering and pondering about Fortune. Her thoughts have occupied my mind in my most disturbing as well as most solemn moments.
Where does fortune stem from? Luck? Destiny? Hard work? God's Blessings?
Fortune Luck and Fate
Well, the answer is still an enigma. However, a scene in a movie I watched yesterday - 007 James Bond Golden Eye - shed some light on my question.
The scene was as below.
James Bond, Agent 007 and Alec, Agent 006 are on a joint mission. The simplicity of solving the situational problem strikes on 007's mind, and he makes the remark below starting the conversation flow.
James Bond 007 : lt's too easy.
Agent Alec 006 : Half of everything is luck, James.
James Bond 007 : And the other half?
Agent Alec 006 : Fate.
In a very simple situation, spanning less than 10 seconds, they solved half the puzzle.
After all, isn't luck and fate two sides of the same coin - a coin named Fortune?
P.S. Yes, they are. However, Fortune isn't a two sided coin. It is multi sided facet. And I am still hunting for the answer. Maybe its a multi colored umbrella, like the one below?
Fortune - A multi colored Umbrella?
Luck and Fate
Reviewed by Vyankatesh
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Obstacles are frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. – Henry Ford
Every man has his faults. It all depends on whether he has enough good qualities to counterbalance them. – Ferec Santa
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. – Jan Goldstein
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. – John Updike
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. – Bill Eardley
No one can really guarantee the future. The best thing we can do is calculate the risks involved, size up our chances, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence. – Henry Ford
The ability, to use the present in the anticipation of the future, will make the difference.