Superstitious Belief How Affect to our Lives?

@visavis (5948)
Philippines
October 25, 2010 8:35am CST
Hi there, we are grown-up in a different culture, tradition, religion, belief and orientation of life. Most not all countries have own belief but Asian countries in particular might be the most superstitious countries almost all aspect of life having belief. Those various beliefs are really affects their life to good or to bad situation? Tell me your story about this. Because for me a lot of superstitious belief are not good in our life more on bad situation, time consuming and others. But others I don't know why do still believe on that - what do you think?
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@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
25 Oct 10
Well superstition really isnt a big part in my life I mean sure sometimes my mom has these really weird and awkard superstitions but for the most part she is pretty normal. I dont believe in superstition and believe that people just made them up because they were bored one day and nothing good was on the televison. People who are obessessed with superstition I realize are more unhappy then those that dont believe in it. I have enough things to worry about in my life so i dont follow superstition.
@visavis (5948)
• Philippines
27 Oct 10
Yes people whose obssessed in those beliefs are life birds or animal in the cages, they are all acted un-freely... see you around
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
hello visavis! superstitious beliefs actually have some religious connotations and some have actual or scientific basis. Most of these however have been woven by people to entertain their audiences or instill fear in people, especially children, to recruit their docile obedience and cooperation. These beliefs are already ingrained in our culture, whether we like it or not. However, these superstitious beliefs should not in any way interfere with our daily lives and with our growth. If anything else, these beliefs should be taken with a grain of salt. Like for example, singing while cooking is believed to make the one singing (if he/she is single) marry someone much, much older than him/her. A black cat crossing your path as you are walking along a road means badluck or an accident will befall you so it's better to turn around and not push through with your appointment (if you are on your way to an appointment). Dropping a spoon or fork connotes an unexpected visitor for the person who dropped it. A fork means a male is coming to visit, while the spoons means a female is coming to visit. However, there are superstitions which really have scientific basis such as not sleeping when your hair is wet. Actually, lying down and sleeping while your hair is wet, will dampen your pillow as well as get your head a "colic-like" pain in the head, because of the trapped air caused by the wet hair pressed to the skull. This condition may lead to blindness too, so they say. There are also superstitions which are so absurd and silly that believing in them are outright time-wasting. At this point, it is up to us to strain what's to believe and what's not, what's to accept as for purely entertainment and what's really practical.
@visavis (5948)
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
There are a lots of superstitious belief that when you experience will smill on you. To me it is late to realize that because I'm grown up in the province which my oldest are all believing of various beliefs... So when I realize some are wasting of time just smile and go on.... see you around
@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
After taking a bath, I like to sleep with my hair still wet. Then my father freaked out because of it. He believes that sleeping with the hair wet will make you blind. LOL. I don't believe in such. One time when eating with my friends, I piled the plates one by one. Then my other friend shouted that I shouldn't do that because it brings bad luck. I kept on doing that before I knew about the superstition, no bad luck happened to me.
@visavis (5948)
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
Hello i just read the number 9 responses for this topic which related to your saying that you like to sleep with your hair still wet, according to number 9 has sciencetific basis that sleeping while hair still wait going to blind.. suggest to you to read it...... might be can change your habbit. see you around.
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
Let me share this to all of you according to anonymous philosopher he stated that culture, tradition, religion, belief and orientation of life molds you to become a wiser fellow and it will help you to become a better person. It can affect ones personality. It is where one become wise and one become a better person. It is where the just rise up. According to him a person whom does not molds up on those will become a robot whom does not conscience, emotion, and well of himself. That's what the philosopher stated. For me he have a point it is because in culture each of us gain an identity, in tradition each of us have own beliefs and in religion each of us has its own perception about good and bad right? and through that our good values rise up and our perception to the goodness and badness of things are clarifies. And for the conclusion yes, as you think and analyze deeply those things have greatly contribute and affect our self.
@visavis (5948)
• Philippines
27 Oct 10
So meaning superstition for you is ok... see you around
@tammytwo (4297)
• United States
27 Oct 10
I don't really believe in superstitions. But instead I believe in karma. I believe when you do something bad it will always come back to haunt you. I feel if we live our lives well and do right by others that will be rewarded as well.
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
For me, may it be true or not, there is no harm in believing. As long as we make sure that we still keep our directions straight. We must make decisions wisely... ^_^
@Pose123 (21678)
• Canada
25 Oct 10
Hi visavis, I am not a superstitious person and we don't hear much about these things anymore. When I was growing up, people where I live were a lot more superstitious than they are today. More education and people living in larger centres make all the difference. There are a lot of things that we don't understand but there is no doubt a natural cause for everything. Blessings.
@jaiho2009 (36779)
• Philippines
25 Oct 10
Hello friend, I grew up and used hearing about superstitious belief esp with my granny who always tells us when things went wrong,or something happen. She always relate it with superstitious. But,even in my younger days,those beliefs left big questions in my mind. Like,how does a black cat relates with bad luck,how does a broken glass or plate or anything breakable when accidentally broken relates to something . In my young mind,i always asks about it but can't speak in loudly or my granny will scold me. And slowly when i grew up and read or heard phrases from the Holy BOOK...i realized that i am right for not believing those superstitious. So, i can say that,those beliefs has nothing to do with my life. We are the master of our fate and we are the captain of our soul. Have a great day always