Showing posts with label Beliefs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beliefs. Show all posts

Sunday, 19 April 2015

How superstitious are superstitions?

Do you believe in superstitions? What are superstitions exactly?   According to Google,Superstitions are the belief in supernatural causality—that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events—such as astrology, religion, omens, witchcraft, prophecies, etc., that contradicts natural science.

 In our advanced world, people tend to draw the line between superstitions and science backed up facts. However, there are people who still hold their superstitious beliefs. You can call them primitive or relics of a lost age. Apparently it works for them.
There are so many I have come across and would be sharing. I wonder if they are valid.

  • Hitting your foot on a stone: Well it is believed that hitting your left foot on a stone unintentionally is inviting a bad omen. That day has a lot of bad things going for the victim. The reverse is the case for the right foot on a stone unknowingly. The victim in this case should expect good things that day-good news, good rewards, good will, good luck

  • Wearing your cloth inside-out: The victim would attract monetary rewards according the belief. Whether it is ones shirt, pants or undies as long as it is inside-out then money was coming to that individual provided it wasn't planned.

  • The use of the left hand:In this part of the world,the use of left hand signifies bad tidings. The giver with left hand obviously does not wish his receiver well by using his left hand and vice versa. Well...I wonder if the giver was giving a cash sum of a million dollars with the left hand would the receiver say no because of the hand the giver used???
  • Breaking a mirror: Hmmmm, don't know but I heard breaking of a mirror amounts to seven years of bad fortune. How true is this?
  • Calling someones name at night: This is like an invitation to witches and wizards to visit that person that night.
  • Putting safety pins on the belly side of pregnant women: The resulting effect was to repel demons and enemies of the unborn child
Caveat Emptor: These are superstitions and have not been proven to be authentic . The choice is yours to know what to believe... you can add yours please!