How do you feel when someone says- “a black cat” or “a broken mirror”? Do you avoid them? Or you are superstitious?
Superstitions have long been an inherent part of various cultures, people believe some things help us to avoid bad things, or they do good for us.
Some of us take them very seriously whereas superstitions are myths for others.
Even if you are among those who believe that superstitions are myths, you might still be practicing a few of them, probably without even realizing.
For instance, do you say “God bless you” when someone sneezes? If yes, then there it is. it is believed that when someone sneezes, devils try to steal their soul, this is the reason why we pray God to bless them.
Superstitions are irrational beliefs and practices that take place from the fear and/or misunderstandings.
More than 25% of Americans believe they are superstitious.
An unbelievable 70% of students in the U.S. believe in and rely on good luck charms to perform better in their studies.
Some weird superstitions we follow without even knowing
Let’s start in a lazy way.
Why do we cover our mouths when we yawn? Who knows the right answer? Do we prevent germs from getting into our mouths?
Or there’s any other reason?
Windchimes are an important part of various homes? What does it do in reality? The sound makes us feel good and positive Does it ward off evil spirits?
Oh, and here comes a stunner. In many cultures, it is believed that if you leave your shoes facing upside down it can lead to your mom’s death.
Grab a glass of beer or wine and what’s the first thing that you do? Yes, right! Cheers!!
A lot of people believe it is a way to make peace.
Knocking on wood is one of the most popular superstitions, it is believed that this practice brings good luck.
Number 4 is considered unlucky in Japan. It sounds similar to the pronunciation of the word “death”.
Well, fingers crossed!!
Which of these beliefs do you believe?
Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share with superstitious people you know.