FAQ

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Is Luckism a religion?

Not if you mean something derived from a god or god-worshiping. Yes, if you mean a system which has a major role when you make the most important decisions in life.

What is the basis of Luckism?

The idea that the best results in life are achieved by balancing our certainties with the vastly greater unknowns, by recognizing limitations on our control of events and by giving priority to harmony with Nature.

Where did Luckism come from?

It is a fundamental belief system designed by Daniel Young.

Who is Daniel Young?

A lawyer turned designer who is of the opinion that advanced fundamental belief systems can be created by designers, can be judged on their merits and can be entirely provable and believable and still have numinous or mysterious qualities.

What is provable about Luckism?

Common experience proves the omnipresence of chance and unpredictability in everyday life. More recently hard science has proven that the unknowable isĀ  inherent in physical and mathematical reality.

Does Luckism have any historical antecedents?

The closest is what Young calls pure Daoism (Taoism), the belief that all reality can be reduced to basic interacting forces (abstractly designated as Yin and Yang) but that the primal operating factor underneath them (the Dao) can never be reached or analyzed.

Is Luckism essentially pessimistic, negative or reactionary?