I have never been a superstitious person. I don’t cringe when a black cat crosses my path, and I have never worried about 7 years of bad luck post breaking a mirror (and I have broken many). Sure, you may see me avoid walking under a ladder, but that’s just common sense, not superstition.
Most of us are familiar with these popular beliefs, but in a world as big as ours, there are bound to be some weird superstitions out there we haven’t heard of. Read more about them below and in the gallery.
So I say I’m not superstitious, but lets get real for a sec about what superstition is described as. According to Wikipedia:
Superstition is a belief in supernatural causality: that one event leads to the cause of another without any physical process linking the two events, such as astrology, omens, witchcraft, etc., that contradicts natural science.
I am totally down with astrology. I find it interesting and not totally bunk; However, I am aware that over time the planets shift, making astrology partially inaccurate. Yes, I check my horoscope. No, I dont live my life by it. And as far as omens go, I definitely believe that life WILL give you signs if you watch for them. So by this definition… Yeah, I guess I am kind of superstitious. I just don’t believe in luck. I believe everything happens because you make it happen or because it’s meant to happen, not because I broke a mirror or found a four-leaf clover. [via Buzzfeed]
Check out some weird superstitions in the gallery!
Are you superstitious?