Fortune, they say, favors the brave. This suggests that luck comes with a good deal of risk. Great luck is ensured by reckless behavior, it seems.
What if, like luck, fortune is serendipitous. I am suggesting not just fortune as in good luck, but also fortune as in amassed wealth may be random. It just kinda happens.
And the happenstance of fortune is not ruled by overwhelming intelligence or overweaning acumen but simply by luck. It is a circumstance.
The thinking is, perhaps, circuitous, but so is fortune, which comes around at its own will.