Definition Essay: What Is Luck?

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What is luck? Is it something we can control? Is it a way of the universe favoring some people over others? Or is it simply a perfect combination of being at the right place and at the right time? These are questions I am sure we have all pondered on at some point in our lives. When a friend, colleague, or relative excitedly tells you of the promotions they always seem to be getting at their job. The sports team that seems to have won thanks that one ‘lucky’ shot. The lucky student accepted into a school that not many people get a chance to get into. Or even watching the news about some lucky couple that won the lottery. These are some examples where onlookers would subconsciously accredit the situation to “luck”. My question is, what is luck?
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