for the same reason that when a person says JEHOVAH BLESS YOU or GOD BLESS YOU to you over and over and over again.
you get to a point when you understand that
- The intention is good from the person
- However there is a bad habit that is being repeated and you don't want to be part of that habit.
see.. if i don't say anything and he says GOOD LUCK and i say THANKS
it means i'm agreeing that luck exists and i'm accepting the idea of FALLING IN LINE WITH THE BS RULES OF SOCIETY.
Mate , luck does not exist and people keep telling me good luck
I've played competition snooker in the past - i was wished luck when i could beat most pub players with my eyes closed so to speak
the bottom line was , IT WAS SIMPLE MATHEMATICS
i was a B - Grade Player at one point, Meaning if we played pool and you couldn't sink the entire table in 2 turns.... YOU LOST... simple as that
because, i had the skill to either drop the entire table in 1 turn and if i didn't i usually had 1 or 2 balls on the table and the next shot you were out.. simple as that
in Snooker i could land between 30 - 40 point per turn (so.. do the math on how many balls i have to sink to do that, then consider that pub pool tables have bigger pockets and less balls hehe)
people used to tell me.. wow , you got lucky LOL
Did I ???
or did 18 hours a day of practice have something to do with it
i was told that i was lucky in hospitality when i carried 7 - 9 plates at a time and didn't drop them
or when i carried 5 coffees at a time and didn't drop them
Was that Luck ??
or.. did 18 years of hospitality have something to do with that and many years of being a function waiter
and building up to that level by starting to carry 2 plates, then 3 and so on...
i can go on and on with these examples of SO CALLED luck
let's get to trading
I've worked my bloody arse off , ok ...... for around 7 years total, but around 3 - 3.5 years of absolute losses and not getting anywhere
all those years of working on something that works, of doing spreadsheets the redoing them and finding the faults that i made , of trying to find the MATHEMATICAL ADVANTAGE in budgeting and risk management
so.. Now, when i'm financially free and my friends tell me stuff like this "Man... I've heard forex is really risky... You know, Martin, you have no idea how LUCKY YOU ARE to have made money from it"
and then newbies and other traders OUT OF PURE HABIT say stuff like "GOOD LUCK MATE IN YOUR TRADING"
NOW I ASK YOU ?
do you really think it's luck ?
or does 7 years of peristance and Patience have something to do with it
simply stated mate
AFTER ALL THE HARD WORK THAT I'VE PUT IN.
I'm not going to sit here and have my hard word diminished by a CONCEPT OF LUCK
Not a hope in the world
I will show respect to the person saying GOOD LUCK TO ME
i will show respect to the person saying GOD BLESS YOU to me
i will show respect to the person that says to me I WILL PRAY FOR YOU TONIGHT THAT YOUR PROBLEM IS SOLVED
but the reality is
when something amazing or unbelievable happens and people CANNOT EXPLAIN IT, they call it LUCK
and Problems don't get solved BY GOD
Problems get solved by people getting of their Arsenio Hall hehe and doing something about the problem
so, i don't mean to come across as arrogant or one who is trying to overcomplicate something
BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND ME OK
After this many years of WORKING ON IT AND WORKING MY ARSENIO HALL OFF
i Refuse to call it Luck
Luck had nothing to do with it
Nor does it have anything to do with my continuing profits
Take the Recent 180 pip drop in the last few days on the US2000 and many other stocks and indexes
was it luck that my account didn't blow up HEHE
it was a calculation
LUCK HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
AND LUCK DOES NOT EXIST
now if a person feels more comfortable calling it luck or believing in god
mate.. each to his own , there is no harm if a person chooses to do that
but, MY EFFORTS are valuable to me and i refuse to give LUCK the credit for my hard work
does that make sense ?