Superstitions

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  1. Patsy Faye

    Patsy Faye Veteran Member
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    I'm not superstitious, it can rule yer life
    This Feng Shooey business - people go to great lengths to adjust their homes to fit this ideal
    I don't get that. I mean its not like 'all' Chinese have good lives because of it, so I don't see the logic
    although I understand we don't want to be obstructed in life
    Now I bought those two lion dogs years ago because I liked them and funny enough, they did sit opposite me door 'cos they looked the part there. Above them was a type of Native American
    Tommyhawk - it had hung on the wall for years above the dogs.
    Then one day, an almighty crash - the Tommyhawk fell down onto the dogs and you know, things
    did change after that, we had rotten neighbours move in and when they eventually moved another
    lot took their place.
    I guess them dogs were looking after us .................maybe .....................:p

    Are you superstitious ?
     
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    Some people acquire talisman or charm for confidence and not really for the belief that the object can change their fortune. One thing I notice with superstition is that it is being exploited by people such as fortune tellers and feng shui masters. Every January, the tv programs are rife with guesting of those seers with their predictions as if our life is controlled by numbers and zodiac signs.

    I am not superstitious but I also have some objects here that are are supposed to give me luck. First is the horseshoe which my husband has attached to our kitchen door (our front door is a glass door). And I also have some figurines that they say would drive away bad luck. And since I don't fully believe in those objects, I still keep them as decoration of our house.
     
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    Superstition is akin to religion. Believing that some object or action can affect things that happen just doesn't make any sense.
     
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    Personally, I think superstitions were born of the day when people were naiive and unsophisticated and looking for things to explain what was happening in the big scary world. Not understanding something they would create an explanation for it. Consequently, I am not superstitious in the least...but hey.. why did that black cat walk in front of me, and did I just break a mirror??:eek::p
     
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    By the way, I know its Feng Shui - but I'd sound daft saying Feng Schway now wouldn't I :p
     
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    Henry Ford said if you believe you can do something or if you believe you cannot you are absolutely correct.
    He implied that your belief has power so if you believe that throwing salt over your shoulder brings you good luck it probably does if there is a burglar behind you.
    The old rabbit foot for good luck was not good for the rabbit that had four.
     
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    No, I don't believe in superstition but some people are just luckier than others for some reason. Like the old lady that wins Bingo 3 times in a row, lol.
     
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    Guess I have a few things that I probably still won't do.
    1.Whistle on a boat
    2.Open an umbrella indoors

    Things I 'do', just to be on the safe side.
    1.eat blackeyed peas on New Years Day
    2.board a ship or plane using the right foot
     
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    #1 - Mariners have long held the belief that whistling or singing into the wind will "whistle up a storm".
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    I owned a sail boat and it did not work for me. I was always chasing catspaws.
     
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    Maybe you should have thrown salt over yer shoulder and tapped every inch of the boat if made of wood that is
    Then, get the oars out and paddle :p
     
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    I grew up in a Navy family and my Dad taught me to sail and respect the oceans/seas.
    Even though he was on modern ships, I still think he believed in some of the old sail lore.
    My thinking is why press your luck. ;)
     
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    @Tim Burr - this is true Tim, especially in some cases. For every day, well it just takes over yer life so best to ignore
    and get on :)
     
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    I don't have any superstitions. But I can see how they could give people peace of mind and hope. However, they can also bring fear.
     
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