01 May May 2015 Discussion Post: Very Superstitious
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This month, I’d like to discuss superstitions!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, a superstition is a belief that two things are connected, despite a lack of any concrete proof. As an example, one of the most famous superstitions is that breaking a mirror will curse you with seven years of bad luck. There’s no true evidence that any actual causation exists here, yet this belief is still passed down over generations.
So tell us:
Do you subscribe to any beliefs that could be called superstitions? If so, why? Do you have anecdotes of your superstitions appearing true? Do you remember when you first learned any of your superstitions?
If you don’t personally believe any superstitions, but you have familial or cultural superstitions that you’d like to share, please do! Very often these beliefs appear, evolve and spread within certain regions or groups, and I’ve always found it fascinating to compare notes.
If you have any theories or stories about how a specific superstition developed, please feel free to share with us!
The only guidelines here are the general commenting rules: be polite and don’t use this topic as an excuse to troll or insult each other.
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…now have fun!