Are you superstitious ?
April 18, 2007 11:14pm CST
My mom is the most superstitious person that I've ever seen. When we bought our house, she counted the windows to make sure that it was a certain number. She said that the more windows there are, the more "fortune and luck flows out." Also she has to make sure that any stairs within the house does not lead out to the door because that means that, "fortune is going away." She also arrange her bed so that when she sleeps her head is facing towards the rising sun. WEIRD! As for me, I'm not superstitious in anyway, and its just funny and weird listening to my mom explain things her way.
20 Apr 07
I am not superstitious person, but when I read your story, seemed that your mom got influenced by feng shui (building layout knowledge base on 4 elements of energy in this world). Also in my country, people prefer to buy a house with many windows, and the stairs layout should not be lead out to the front door, but not because about the fortune reason, they do it because the health reason (if your house have good ventilation, it means your body also will be healthier, because we absorb good sunshine from the sun, and the air circulation of your house will be good). And about the stairs the people usually relate to the house layout, the stairs layout can make your house looked wider if you place it in the right way. Also people said using big mirror around our room is also good (for some supertitious people to neutralize the bad influence from your house) to make your house looked wider. Arranging bed also very important, I'm not telling about supertitious, but the logic and health way you must arrange the bed, so you can sleep well without being dizzy when you wake up or your body feel pain. Arranging the bed facing towards the rising sun in architech and health relation also very good suggestion, because your body circulation will be more effective, can reduce the bad night windy from your body. So... I think you don't have to feel that your mother is weird in choosing house or layout something, maybe about her limitation to tell you the logic way to you. But reading your story, your mother is true about your house (even she based on supertitious) according to the architech layout and health reason. Even my house right now I must admit that's not good for our health (my air circulation and my stairs layout really bad) but this is what I can buy with my money... so I will rebuild this house when my money enough according to the expert said, and this is not because I believe in supertitious, but I really do it for my own family health. I really want a house more open, so I don't have to use air condition too much.
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20 Apr 07
Oh you explain things in a different aspect that also sounds very interesting. I think it might be from different cultures that have different ideas on superstition about the house. In the case that you've expalained its more of a health promotion issue. But I'm really curious about this whole idea because I'm not sure if it really works. I'm definitely not wealthy and I don't think my health has changed much.
20 Apr 07
The effect of the health from the house sometimes can't be feel directly. Ok I will tell you a story from my teacher, he had a house once and he got problem with sleeping. He always had nightmare and never can sleep ok, feel pain with the body after he woke up. Every day always like that. Of course when you had that every day, you will got tired. My teacher asking the experts and the expert saw his house, and find that the land exactly below the bed room of my teacher has a very big magnet influence come from the earth. And you know magnet is not good for our brain work system. So the expert suggest him to arrange the bed. So my teacher changed his bed in other side, and he could sleep well after that. So if my teacher insist not change the bed layout, maybe he couldn't work again, because always sick and then he would be broke. Maybe those are the application from choosing a good house layout knowledge will influence to your wealth and health, and people also make the supertitious version from that -lol- And from the story above, those are not supertitious but really logic and proven by science. So... if you think that you are still ok until now, means your house also good enough to protect your body. Maybe you still young so choosing a house seems still a complicated problem, but it is complicated -lol- When you will have a baby, automatically you want have a good environment to your baby, and find the healthy house with good air circulation and enough sunrise. And you will find some advices from expert which maybe sounds supertitious and logic in the same way :)
19 Apr 07
I'm not a superstitious person. Well, I have a few friends who are superstitious too. One of them even believes that while eating at a restaurant, you must sit facing the entrance. He avoids all the side tables which we like and always chooses the table in the middle. Worst, sometimes, he carries with him his 'ba qua' (a small ancient chinese compass) to restaurants to choose his 'lucky' table! Of course, he has many funny antics which I don't think I want to dwell upon here!