Friday the 13th

Superstition is something I grew up with. My culture is a very superstitious one and there are tons of them. First you have all the mainstream ones, ladders, black cats, the works. But then there are some that maybe people in the US never heard of. I also read an article this week about one of the softball players in the US Olympic team, and how she has a ritual that she follows every game, ah and the whole haircut thing with some football player. (bonus for the sport fans who is it, he got injured after he cut his hair last season).

Webster definition of superstition
1 a : a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation b : an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition
2 : a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary

Now here is where you all are going to start scratching your heads. I used to fall into that superstition trap all to often. But then I move to the US right, and FRIDAY THE 13 comes along… and I am like, wait a minute, its TUESDAY THE 13… in Colombia and other Latin countries, the bad luck day is TUESDAY. Now how silly is that. Just because of geography or language, bad luck changes. So, are any of you superstitious?

8 comments on “Friday the 13th

  1. That’s interesting, given that I’m a Tuesday’s child….that combined with the fact that I’m a lefty (apparently meaning that in the 12th century I could have been considered the devil’s spawn….) The eerie coinkydinks keep poppin’ up :-D. Maybe that means I should be superstitious……..

    Take care! xx

  2. The irony of superstion for me is that while I am not bothered by walking under a ladder, Friday the 13th etc. If someone sends me one of those hideous annoying chain emails that says I have to pass it onto 10 people or my life will be miserable. I have to do it. Thus annoying another 10 people. Also black cats crossing my path, always make me mutter “urgh”. Funny what we can be conditioned to believe.

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