’Black Hole’

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07th September, 2022

Black Hole is the idea of an object in space so massive and dense that light could not escape it has been around for centuries. Most famously, black holes were predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which showed that when a massive star dies, it leaves behind a small, dense remnant core.

In the movie ‘Interstellar ’ a 2014 Sci fi blockbuster, about NASA’s secret mission involves engineering a way, for humans to escape the Earth while finding another habitable planet. 

There’s a scene in which the main characters discuss the habitability of a planet on the edge of a large black hole.

They realize that the proximity to the black hole makes life unlikely to exist on the planet.


Any black hole that forms will attract all nearby objects, including gas, stars, and even other black holes.

Objects will be attracted if they are in an area called event horizon, which is the limit at which the speed must exceed the speed of light to escape the gravitational pull of the black hole.

Put in another way, The black hole absorbed all of the “lucky” events that might have been the spark for life.

The asteroids carrying the seeds of life, the chance collisions—none could occur in that area in proximity to the Black Hole.

In other words, the “luck surface area” of the planet was minuscule given the pull of the black hole.

I think about this scene a lot. It’s a uniquely powerful metaphor for life.

In order to get lucky, you have to remove the “black holes” from your existence.

“Black Holes” are the people, behaviours, and actions that are anti-luck.

So what are these black holes in your life? 

Some common ones I’ve observed are: 

*Negative, cynical people 

*Constant Complaining

*Lack of gratitude  

*Desire to be the smartest 

*Fear of embarrassment and failure

*Unwillingness to talk to strangers

*Not taking risks

Think critically about your own life.

 Identify the black holes that are shrinking your luck surface area.

What actions or habits are anti-luck?

What people or relationships are anti-luck?

Slowly, methodically scrub them from your life and stay blessed forever.