Which is more important: luck or skill?

@scheng1 (24748)
Singapore
October 3, 2015 1:31am CST
Some people are just so lucky. They manage to get a good job with great pay not because they are the best candidate. They just can click with the interviewers. Some people are skillful but due to lack of luck, they are kept in the same position. What is more important: luck or skill?
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@celticeagle (119147)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Oct 15
I think skill is. Luck can get you into the situation but you still have to know what you are doing once you get there.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
Most people get promoted in their jobs not because they are very skillful. Their only skill is knowing to please their bosses. I think people-skill is really something more important than technical skill, and obviously, having good luck really helps.
@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
4 Oct 15
i think luck plays a big part of our life skill also plays a big part
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
That depends on what kind of skill. I think people skill is more important than technical skill. Bosses promote those whom they like, not those who are good at their work.
@vandana7 (66836)
• India
3 Oct 15
I would rather be lucky lol
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
Same here, I rather be lucky. Nothing can beat a lucky person who is rich and happy, and also lucky in love and family.
@joylol (148)
• Austin, Texas
3 Oct 15
I'd say skill because it comes from confidence and past stories that others may be able to relate to in the present with you. Luck on the other hand comes unexpectedly and might bridge into a false security of hope that focuses on what "should' of been if your luck runs out. Skill always has to do with deep mindful dedication and what "could and will' be done. ^_^ And its better to have a confident outlook on the past and present like skill then a no-work, no worry outlook on only the present like luck which won't allow you to relate to anyone soon. Luck might even breed jealousy from others and a sense of unfairness with egoistical pride that says "You couldn't do it, but I could do it because I'm..well,me.'' Skill knows while luck just randomly goes with it,I guess.^_^
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
When it comes to skill, I think most of us do not think about people skill. I observe that people skill is more important than technical skill. Sometimes the best worker does not get promoted because bosses promote those whom they like.
@jstory07 (69158)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Oct 15
Luck pays a big part but you need to have some tyupe of skill to do the job.
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
3 Oct 15
Sometimes I really question the concept about being skillful. The real owners of the hospitals, restaurants, and other big businesses probably do not have the skill of their employees. They just have the money to hire experts.