Day 43 – Friday 13th – Where do superstitions come from anyway?

Superstitions – a funny phenomenon aren’t they?

According to the definition of the word is:

Superstition: a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing,circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.

Some common ones are:

  • Red sky at night, sailors’ delight; red sky at morning, sailors take warning
  • It’s bad luck to walk under a ladder
  • Knock on wood
  • An itchy hand means money’s coming (or leaving)
  • See a penny, pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck
  • Heads for good luck, tails for bad luck
  • Carry a rabbit’s foot for luck
  • Drop a knife/spoon/fork, and company will come
  • Finding a four-leaf clover is lucky
  • Break a mirror, bring seven-years’ bad luck
  • Step on a crack, break your mother’s back

I am so grateful that I don’t believe in superstitions, but it’s really interesting to see a list like the one above just so I can be sure 🙂

This is a picture of my beautiful little black cat. He’s been with us for 14 years and only ever brought us joy and love (unless you count the multiple birds and mice we’ve had over the years 🙂

Check for your self and see what baseless superstitions you can get rid of today.


Question of the Day

What beliefs that you hold are just superstitions instead?


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Sleep well and see you tomorrow


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