At any point of time we have x number of possibilities for a given action. The action can be a random variable or a calculated variable. The logic which is used to calculate the variable depends on past which also involves random variable. Hence the action on a given state is significantly dependent on luck(random variable), the value of which can be from the many uncertainties.
If there are 100 possibilities for a given action and if we take just 10 actions, we are in a state which had a probability 1/10^20.
Hence, seemingly we have no control over our life and there is nothing to be so proud about.
It was luck all the time.
P.S. This is an oversimplified theory. It can be made more complicated but still the result will hold true.
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