How do we define a good day or even a bad one? There are days that can change your life forever through illness, disaster, misfortune or extreme good luck. These types of happenings belong in a different category.
I’m more interested in your normal run-of-the-mill good or bad day. Most of us start our day just hoping to get through it without anything going badly wrong – like the car not starting, missing the bus or losing your phone.
Others are incorrigibly positive about every second they are alive and address every mishap as a step towards self-fulfilment. Some days are better than others while the rest seem to merge into one fuzzy memory. Sod’s law requires that everything goes wrong with the worst possible outcome, while Murphy’s law dictates that anything that can go wrong will go wrong (eventually).
Any of these two dicta can be applied to having a bad day or prove beyond reasonable doubt fate has kicked you in the teeth. We can...