Luck Debt

From Weekly I/O#9

“Above all, recognize that if you have had success, you have also had luck—and with luck comes obligation. You owe a debt, and not just to your gods. You owe a debt to the unlucky.” —Michael Lewis


When I got into the university, one of the biggest changes I had was that I realized I got into the university not mainly due to my efforts, but my family's efforts in terms of education, parenting, and all kinds of support. And because of my family's efforts, I could access the resources that most other people in the country can't, the richest education resources in the country, which are funded by the taxes all the people are paying.

Therefore, I always think students in my university, if they don't have any specific reason, should strive for the ability to give back to society because we owe a debt to those underprivileged.

Michael Lewis extends this belief to a broader level.

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