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Community Pulse - March 17, 2017


Do you believe in the luck of the Irish?

Mac Spurlock


I think "luck" is about perception. If something good happens, you can see it as "blind luck" or you can see it as the product of hard work. I like to think there is magic in the world. So I guess I do believe in the luck of the Irish.

Tara Gentry

High school student

I would have to say no, absolutely not. Because I actually am Irish and I'm not lucky at all. In fact, I'm really unlucky. Nothing good ever happens for me unless I work really hard for it.

Josh McKay

Beer garden/taphouse owner

I sort of do, and I sort of don't. I'm partially Irish and am a little bit lucky, every once in a while. I can attribute that to my genetics or I can choose to attribute it to making my own breaks in life. I like to think it is a little bit of both.

Manasi Kulkarni

High school student

I don't believe in the luck of the Irish. In fact, I don't believe in the concept of "luck," generally, at all. Instead, I think that all people, whoever they are and regardless of their background, create their own luck (or not) through their thoughts and actions.

Meena Alexander

High school student

Well, I'm not Irish, so I don't really have a frame of reference to look to and have no reason to believe that people of Irish descent are luckier than other people. But I do think the idea behind it is pretty cool and would really like to think there is a leprechaun out there somewhere who is going to find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

—Compiled by Nancy Lewis and Jenny Lyness


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