Definition of eutychy: "the quality of generating and exploiting good luck". Eutychy was a quality highly prized and sought after by Napoleon, who always asked of any officer candidate for promotion or high appointment "Does he have good luck?"
Most human beings consistently act against their own best interests - why? Where else does this occur in nature? When a bee inside a window continues to batter itself against the glass attempting to move forwards, while a robin attacks its own reflection on the other side of the glass, we see a failure of perception. Is it failures of perception that cause human beings to to batter against invisible barriers, or to fight against imagined and illusory foes?