Do you believe in 13???

@mr_pearl (5037)
India
December 6, 2011 6:08am CST
My dear fellows, I'm not superstitious.. And yet, my emptiness tends to divert my attention from the true life.. Do you think No 13 brings ill luck? It's been considered unlucky in many cultures. Many hospitals, schools and hotels don't have room 13... There are plenty of stories too.. The airlines that I work for, they also believe in it. So when you check the seat for any of our flights, you won't find the row no 13... Do you believe in it??? I have just completed my 1300 posts here... And that is what got me thinking... Somehow, I feel I should cross 1400 asap... LOL... And yet, I assure you I'm not prone to superstitious fears... Please share...
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• United States
7 Dec 11
Each 13th of each month I am either clumsy or pi$$ed off. I can count on one hand the number of 13ths that were ok or even perfect. I avoid 13 where I can.
• United States
7 Dec 11
I don't know! I was born on the 7th!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi Sarah... We have been getting so many different kinds of answers. Now, I'm confused whats right. My scientifically trained mind rebels at such ideas. And my lonelier side, my being who has been in solitude is falling prey to fears... LOL... Feel like laughing at myself. About the matter at hand, I'm not sure if my bad luck is due to 13 no in my life or not. Thankfully, I got to know your DOB. Whats the month n year? :-)
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• United States
8 Dec 11
On the Julian Calendar, it is Christmas! My birthday is January 7th , 1967. I'm old !
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 11
I used to live in an old cottage. The numbers didn't include number 13 because it would have been unlucky. I wouldn't book a flight on 13th of a month or the plane might crash. I wouldn't be happy if pregnant to have a baby born on 13th. My sister had one born on the 12th so just in time and another born on 14th well done for missing it. One of my friends was born on 13th May the poor guy. If looking for a new home I wouldn't buy number 13. I worry about the year 2013.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
6 Dec 11
Hello friend, It seems that you sincerely believe that bad luck is attached to no 13. I'm curious, did you have any bad experience? I mean, have you actually experienced it? Or do you believe just because you grew up with it? I mean, is it based on your experience or on your beliefs??? I'm glad I got to talk to you because i haven't met anyone who believes this... Thanks a lot! Have a good day!
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 11
My mother took a train on 13th of a month and she got Asian Flu. She slept in carriage 13 and when she arrived stayed in room 13 in hotel. It was her worst trip ever she told me. What an unlucky trip. I grew up totally with the idea 13 is unlucky. I am always careful on the 13th of a month. Generally my mother finds the 14th is even worse like when she broke her arm.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
6 Dec 11
Good Heavens... I'd have had the same beliefs, if I were you... Never have I heard such a solid proof of no 13... I guess, I'll be careful too... Thanks a lot!!!
• United States
7 Dec 11
Growing up my father always considered 13 to be a lucky number so I've never had negative feelings about it. Some might say I'm superstitious about a lot of things, but 13 is not one of them. Now 666...
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi Queen.. Thanks a lot for sharing... So 13 isn't unlucky for you, but some other no are... That is quite different... :) What about 666????
• United States
9 Dec 11
666 is said to be the 'mark of the beast' or satanic. I don't like phone numbers with 666 or anything with 666 in general.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
7 Dec 11
To me 13 is just another number in the calendar!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi there.. Thanks a lot.. Yes, for many of us, it is just a number... May I ask, didn't your childhood play any role in it???
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
8 Dec 11
Not really except I was born on the 25 that make number 7 right? and 1 and 3 make 4 and I was born in the third month that make a number 7 right? so I believe my lucky number is 7...that is the way I see number 13.
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
Don't worry.Number 13 is not a bad number.Actually,it is good.And I tell you that it is a very lucky number. -Oh.I was thirteen when I entered high school,and that was one of the best part of my life. -I was thirteen when I truly fell in love. -I always watch channel 13 in television because their shows are good.:) See?13 is a good number.:)
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi ... Thanks a lot... You brought smile to my face... The no that has been thought so unlucky has actually proved lucky for you. BRAVO!!!
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
13 is indeed a lucky number,but it does not mean that it is my favorite number.:)
• United States
11 Dec 11
No, I'm not superstitious, Mr_Pearl. But I can see why hospitals and hotels and airlines wouldn't have the number 13 due to so many people being superstitious. It is surprising how superstitious people are. I've seen many intelligent people make a cross in front of them when they see a black cat cross the road. My former husband would do that every single time a black cat crossed his path. It never ceased to amaze me how he could be so troubled by a simple black cat. He also thought Friday the 13 was also unlucky... when it is just like any other day. One of my best friends was born on Friday the 13th, he felt that day was lucky, rather than unlucky... I don't feel either way about the day or the number 13.. it's just a number.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
12 Dec 11
Hello Friend... Thanks a lot for sharing.. Even I can understand now why they don't have Row 13 or bed 13 or room 13... It is just not to lose the business with the people who believe in the tale... I am not superstitious too.. I never believed in cat crossing my path etc.. But no 13 is something appealing (this might not be the right word here)... Otherwise, I really don't believe in dark things and mysteries... :)
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
As a Christian and believe in the bible. I don't believe in superstitious belief even do there are things being happen. I don't believe that number 13 will give us a bad luck anything happen to us... Those things was happen because of coincident and or they really happen according to our life destiny... The bible tell us what will happen into our life...
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hello.. Thanks a lot for sharing... It is good that you're no superstitious, but you are religious.. I am not sure if any holy book could tell us the future, but they definitely guide us through the darkness.. Thanks a lot once again!!! Have a good day!!!
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
7 Dec 11
Hi mr._pearl, It is stange how old beliefs affect us but I guess if we hear something enough times, especially when we are young, the thought never really leaves us. That is why religion still has so much power over people. I don't consider myself a superstitious person, in fact put no stock in such things, yet I always notice when the number 13 turns us. I don't panic or get upset, in fact I usually smile, but the point is I still notice it. Blessings.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi Pose... Thanks for sharing.. You've made a beautiful point here... You have explained human nature in the best possible way... We grow up with these thoughts and it is unlikely that such thoughts will ever leave us... Probably, that is what is happening to me... Thanks a lot... you have clarified a lot!!
• India
7 Dec 11
I doesn't think that number 13 is bad or unlucky. The doings of a person makes one unlucky. I wounder why every one is cursing the number 13. I think it is just superstitious belief. What do you think ?
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
I am still not sure whether no 13 is unlucky or not... But I agree with you, it is one's doings that decide his/her luck... :) Thanks a lot!! Have a good day!
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
I think there is nothing wrong with the number 13. I actually feel the same way in the past. I fear number 13 but then later on, I realized that there is nothing about it so you don't have to worry about it. Anyway, only God knows what is really with the number 13.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
I agree with you.. Thanks a lot!!! We need to leave it to God to decide what is lucky and good and what is not good... Anyways, thanks for sharing... :)
@youless (93738)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 11
I am not sperstitious. I don't believe that the number 13 will bring me a bad luck. It doesn't make a sense that a number can have such a big effect on our lives. Actually my son's student number is just 13. I don't mind it at all. In fact it is just the western's tration and thinks that 13 is a bad luck number. We don't have such a thought here. I love China
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hello there.. Thanks a lot.. It is true that the numbers vary from culture to culture... I am sure there are some other numbers in China which are not considered lucky... Could you please elaborate on that??? Thank you!
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
I respect the belief of every people here in this forum, but I think 13 has nothing to do with luck. Still man is the master of his own desires.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi.. That was a good and diplomatic reply... I congratulate you on your writing skills... Yes, man is the master of his destiny.. I guess, I am gonna have to study numerology a little... Thanks a lot!!
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
7 Dec 11
The number superstition is different from one culture to another. While in some countries the number 13 is considered unlucky by superstitious people, in other countries is number 4, for example. Of course, I don't believe in things that are made up to scare kids, like every single existing superstition ever, but I find it funny to see grown ups avoiding things becuase they bring "bad luck"
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi... Thanks for sharing... I used to laugh just like you do... And these days, I have got so sensetive that I am prone to all kinds of fears etc... :( It is true that these numbers, lucky or unlucky, vary from culture to culture... And there is no limit to that...
@jadoixa (1171)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
no. i don't believe in it..i think it all just depends on ourselves..it's only superstitious and created by people's imagination..me personally i don't pay attention to it and don't really believe in it..
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hello.. Its good that you don't believe in it.. Thanks a lot!
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
7 Dec 11
No, I am not a fan of 13. Have not seen it make any difference in my life. I wouldn't worry about it. Of course, if you dwell on the superstition, you will eventually see something that suggests it is real.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hello... Thank you! Its good that you don't believe in it. I appreciate the last point you made... :-)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
hi mr_pearl, I don't believe that 13 is unlucky number in fact there are lot of good thing happen to me on the 13th day. Actually this is also my favorite number. happy mylotting
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi.. Thanks for sharing... It is good to know that you don't believe in superstitions... :-)
• Grand Junction, Colorado
6 Dec 11
I'm not superstitious especially regarding the number 13. I was born on Friday the 13th. On my sixth birthday my mom had my baby sister I felt so lucky to receive a baby sister on my birthday. I never bother with such silly superstitions. its all in the power of positive thinking, if you think positively then positive things will happen if your a person that thinks negatively bad things will happen. Its like the saying the glass is half full or half empty depending on your perspective.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hello.. Thanks a lot for sharing.. It is really good that your sister was born on your birthday, it should prove lucky... :-). My life has been a little disturbed lately so I'm prone to everything... :-(
@marguicha (102375)
• Chile
6 Dec 11
Next Tuesday 13th I will have an appointment with my doctor. I hope to hear good news although in my country many people not only believe that number 13 is bad luck, but also that you should stay inside your house and not marry or take a trip on Tuesday. I will go to the hospital, I will expect good news. I guess I´m not supersticious.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hello my friend... I'm glad you're not suspicious.. Just go out with bold face and brave heart... God will be with you and I'll pray, too. Take care... And don't worry nothing'll go wrong...
@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
6 Dec 11
I have had good luck with number 13, lol. I don't believe in superstitions, but have nothing against people who do. Whatever floats your boat.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
hello... Thank you for sharing.. I like your attitude towards this. Keep it up!!! Have a good day...
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
6 Dec 11
13 is a secret number of secret power, it has nothing to do with bad luck. This is all just made up by the church who was hunting for .... (who exactly you will find on the internet as well). I think it's a bad thing to let yourself lead by a number or kind of suspicion. I also wonder why people who do believe in stuff like this never take the time to find the history about it.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi Kitty, thanks for sharing... I agree with you and used to believe it that way only. With the recent ups and downs n disturbances, I have become prone to anything. You'll find a response very interesting in this thread... Please go through it.. Good day!