QOTW: Are You Superstitious?

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QOTW: Are You Superstitious?
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 12:03am
Do you consider yourself to be a superstitious person? Do you refuse to walk under ladders or step on cracks on the sidewalk? Do you carry around a special lucky charm or throw spilled salt over your shoulder? Do you believe in bad luck and/or random luck? Is it fate or karma? Or do you believe that we make our own luck?


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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 5:47pm

I don't think I'm superstitious. I have three black cats, after all!

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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 7:41pm
I remember the ladder, cracks in the sidewalk and salt from my childhood, but mostly it was a game with my friends to observe or deliberately *step* on a crack, etc. I didn't take any of it seriously. :P I don't have any lucky charms per se at all. The Goddess & God are as close as my next heart beat, and I sense Their presence and protection. Don't need a "charm." ;) I believe in Karma as well as Reincarnation. As for "luck," I don't believe in coincidences, per se. I *do* believe the more we are in tune and trust our intuition and follow it, the more "lucky" we become... ;))




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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 8:39pm
I'm not, but DH is (very much so), and I do tend to humor him


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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 11:02pm

Do you consider yourself to be a superstitious person? No.

Do you refuse to walk under ladders or step on cracks on the sidewalk? Only because I am naturally clumsy, so they're like an accident waiting to happen, when I'm around.


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Registered: 08-25-2005
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 8:30am
Not really, but I am a little leary of Friday the 13th. Every Ft13 I have a terrible day... Could be coincidence, I could be doing it... I don't know but I don't like that day.

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Mon, 07-20-2009 - 5:45pm
I'm not superstitious in a lot of senses. I do throw spilled salt over my shoulder and I try not to break mirrors. But I certainly have no problems with Friday the 13th, since I purposefully got married on that day. And I own a black cat. I do believe in luck, but I also believe in coincidences and accidents and things happening just because bad stuff happens. It's life.
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Mon, 07-20-2009 - 11:00pm

I am not superstitious in that way! I do believe that sometimes bad luck clings to us for some reason - energy that can't move, people who have grudges against us, etc. Sometimes we are given names that are too burdensome for us to carry (I'm Asian, we believe in these things) and that will also make our lives a bit too heavy for us to shoulder. For the Javanese, there are also birth orders that are deemed somewhat inauspicious (but there's always a ceremony to counteract it).

I also do believe that we can make our own luck... just as we can undo the ties to the bad luck!

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Tue, 07-21-2009 - 12:05pm
I'm really not superstitious at all.

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Tue, 07-21-2009 - 4:53pm
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Thu, 07-23-2009 - 10:51pm

Hi Sisterhoney, My mother was quite superstitions so as a child all of that rubbed off on me.