There is this interview of one of the Myst creator (Myst is, btw, the game that got me into gaming) making the rounds where he says that, “I now realize a lot of it, a majority of it, had to do with luck. And I think that’s how the world works. I think a lot of people work very hard, and they don’t get lucky. (…) You were in the right place at the right time and did a lot of hard work, but a lot of people do hard work.” I basically agree 100% with this and it describes very well how I’ve felt my life so far has worked out. Sure I got a PhD and that was a lot of work but I definitely got lucky to get a call to work where I work. And the same goes for everything in my life before that… I used to feel guilty about having been lucky a bunch of times but then I imagine that statistically I got “unlucky” many more times, I just don’t remember them all (e.g. the collection of rejection emails to my job applications that sit in a dedicated folder).