Why Luck Matters More Than You Think

4/13/2016 - Professor of Psychology Robert Emmons in The Atlantic.

A growing body of evidence suggests that seeing ourselves as self-made—rather than as talented, hardworking, and lucky—leads us to be less generous and public-spirited. It may even make the lucky less likely to support the conditions (such as high-quality public infrastructure and education) that made their own success possible.

Read the full story in The Atlantic.