Today we think of serendipity as something like dumb luck. But its original meaning was very different. In 1754, a belle-lettrist named Horace Walpole retreated to a desk in his gaudy castle in Twickenham, in southwest London, and penned a letter.
Original Title: How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity
External source: New York Times
Author: Pagan Kennedy
Publication date: 01/02/2016