Do you believe in luck? What about fate? Are the two mutually exclusive?
We have the power to change our experience of life to a certain extent through the things that lay within our control. But, beyond that, we can’t really do anything.
We cannot rely on other people or other things in fulfilling our purpose. We have to decide what is subject to our authority and what is not. There are things which seem to be good and things which seem to be bad but this is simply a judgement we choose to apply. Our judgement is a choice we make.
We are provided with a set of circumstances and all we can do is decide how to act.