If you have read the book holes then you know that Stanley “stole” a pair of golden shoes. So, was it his destiny or luck to catch the shoes and go to Camp Green Lake?
Personally, I think that his destiny was to have bad luck. You see, his family always has bad luck because of his grandfather. So it was his destiny to have bad luck!
Don’t believe me? I’ll cite some evidence right from the book. When anything went wrong, they would blame his great grandfather.(page 7,last paragraph) A gypsy put a curse on him and all of his descendants. These examples mean that Stanley really didn’t have bad luck. It was just his destiny to have bad luck. Stanley and his family were just always in the wrong place at the wrong time.
DESTINY EFFECTS OUR WHOLE LIFE WHEREAS LUCK EFFECTS A SINGLE INCIDENT OR EVENT IN OUR LIVES.