Defy your superstitions day special

Most of  us  follow some  beliefs, which we do not know about. Without thinking, either they have any logic or not, we keep practicing them, just because others are doing same or we are expected to do so. These called superstitions. 

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A superstition is any belief or behavior based upon one’s trust in luck or other irrational, unscientific, or supernatural forces. Often, it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown.

Bad luck is an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate. There are a lot of signals, which are considered as the pre-cast of bad luck across the world. Some of these are Black cat crossing one’s path, Shoes on a table, Tipping a salt shaker over, an owl flying over a house, Breaking a mirror, Opening an umbrella while indoors, Sneezing just before going out from home or starting a new work, Failing to respond to a chain letter/message  etc.

Numbers play an important role in spreading superstitions. For instance, in our country, number 7, 9, 11 are considered as good numbers and 3 as an inappropriate one.  But globally there is a long list of the numbers being considered as unlucky numbers, 13 is most common among them, , especially when it falls on Friday. While 4 (Chinese culture) , 4 and 9 (Japanese culture), 17 ( Italian culture), number 39, which known as the curse of 39 (Afghan culture)  are few other numbers to join the list.

Superstitions come from traditions and your upbringing – people teach you superstitions; you’re not born believing in Friday the 13th or that if you step on a crack, you’ll break your mother’s back. They also come from the uncertainty of life – if you have something you desire that you cannot make sure will happen, you might engage in superstitious behavior. That’s because superstitions often provide the illusion of control.

Superstitions are of no use; they have so many disadvantages. Most of the social evils that afflict societies are due to superstitions only. Superstitions reflect people’s backwardness.  

Believing in superstitions and blind beliefs reflect backward thinking and lack of scientific outlook on life. Believing in superstitions is not good; people who are superstitious fail to solve their problems. They live in ignorance, and die in ignorance. Belief and faith are enviable qualities, but superstitions are false beliefs. We should always adopt scientific outlook.  

How to celebrate defy the superstitions day:

Superstitions haunt millions of people across the world. It’s said that if you believe in a superstition, it will always haunt you, so what happens if you stop believing it?  If you’re one of the many who have superstitions you can’t seem to shake, this is the day you can let go of some or all of them. Defy Superstition Day gives you the chance to let your mind overcome these strange dictates to prove once and for all that superstitions have no influence on your life. As a great opportunity to face your fears, Defy Superstition Day is always worth celebrating.

Bhumija S. Agrawal

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