Do you have superstitious beliefs?

@annierose (17692)
Philippines
April 7, 2016 4:18pm CST
In this modern age, many of us stills believes in superstitions. Some still follows it while others no longer care. When my sister and her bf is planning to set a date for their wedding, they chose the date in which the moon is still on the process of going to full moon They say it is not good to put the date after the full moon because the life of the couple will not be good.My sister also do not want to wear her gown before the wedding as something bad might happen before the wedding ceremony. My brother also scolds me when I get my plates on the table to wash it after I am done eating while they are still not finish. According to him I might not get married.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
It is also table manners not to get our plates once we finished eating and put them in the lavatory while there are still some eating their meals.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
We have our own reason why we do this in the family. However, if there is another guest, we wait for everyone to finish first.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@annierose Sometimes if one member is hurrying to go to his work, they also practice what you do.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@Yar_Joey Yes that is what always happened most of the time and it is our way of helping my mom in household chores. We cannot wash all the plates and spoons and forks so we just wash our owns. However, my brother has a belief that it is not good if it is done if you are not yet married.
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@antonbunot (9512)
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Apr 16
I don't have one . . I mean I actually don't believe in superstitions. My wife does. She got a lot! One of her annoying superstitions is "Never leave the house when someone sneezes . . . reason - bad luck."
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
That sounds funny. Never heard of that. What if it is urgent or the company will give a bonus to its employee and then all of a sudden someone sneezed?
@MALUSE (39100)
• Germany
7 Apr 16
Good God! I can't believe it. The Middle Ages are over, aren't they?
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
7 Apr 16
Here, many still clings to superstitions. They say that it is better to follow the beliegs of the old people than to be sorry later. My colleague who also got married before is very fond of number 8 because according to her, it is a lucky number. So even if we are very busy on that date, she still pursue that the date of her wedding will have an 8 on it.
@MALUSE (39100)
• Germany
7 Apr 16
@annierose Well, if it makes people happy to live like this...
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
7 Apr 16
@MALUSE Does this mean that superstitions are no longer present in your country? I think that countries in Asia has many superstitious beliefs.
@ridingbet (49695)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
stay on the table and let all finish their meals before you stand up. this is already a practice on table manners.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
Yes, we practice waiting for others to finish their meals first when there are other guests in the house. But when someone is on the go, it is normal in our family. It is understandable. My other family members do not know that superstition. It was only my brother who does.
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@ridingbet (49695)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@annierose a belief we also have is, when a member of the family is leaving for a trip, we turn our plates (while still eating on the table) at whole circle, so that the family member will have a good safe trip.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@ridingbet I remember we used to do that when we were young but now, it is slowly disappearing.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 16
I cannot remember ever being superstitious in the slightest. I know that many people claim not to be superstitious but still have reservations. This is demonstrated by the habit of US hotels not having a floor 13 or room 13.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
I can relate on that. Someone told us that if we will be having stairs, there should be either 12 or 14.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
8 Apr 16
@annierose I can understand the hotels classifying the door numbers to avoid 13 because many people would not stay there, but I cannot understand why anyone would be bothered about sleeping in room 13.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@Asylum Maybe something will happen bad to them if they sleep on number 13? Have you tried it?
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@jaboUK (53532)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
I'm not superstitious myself, but I won't do things like walk under a ladder, when it's just as easy to go round it.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
I do not know about that one. What was the belief about someone walking under the ladder?
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@jaboUK (53532)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@annierose Just that it's supposed to be bad luck - probably came from the thought that you could get something dropped on your head.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
11 Apr 16
@jaboUK Sometimes I do not understand the reasons behind some superstitious beliefs that I just give a cold shoulder on it.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
All of my sports teams get very superstitious when we start the state tournament. For volleyball one year, we dressed up for school every day that we had a game. When we didn't dress up, we lost!
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
Did you win after following the superstitious belief?
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• United States
8 Apr 16
@annierose No, we lost that game and it was very sad. We had a lot of superstitious things that we were doing though, so I don't think that was the reason.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@supercalifredge I do not have an idea how do old people came up with those different beliefs. Sometimes I am thinking if they mean it or just want to play around. Whatever their reasons are, the superstitious belief gives a big impact to society.
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
11 Apr 16
No matter how educated we are, we know that there are invisible forces at work. It is impossible to get rid of superstitions unless we have knowledge of everything.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
11 Apr 16
I also believe that not everything can be answered by Science. There are many unexplainable things that happen that even the geniuses cannot explain.
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
11 Apr 16
@annierose Science means to search for the truth. It is not an end to everything. That is why the study of science leads us to ask questions, and do experiment to search for the answers. I think superstition is a way to search for the answer, if only we know when and why the superstitious beliefs start.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
7 Apr 16
Most people really believe in those but for me, I don't.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
Have you tried to do some actions against any superstitious belief?
@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@annierose No, I haven't. But most of the oldies here.
@sjvg1976 (18380)
• Delhi, India
9 Apr 16
My parents and grandparents believe on them but not me.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
I think it is because most of the people surrounding us do no longer think of those superstitious beliefs as reliable. So, somehow, we got affected too and believe same way.
@josie_ (6978)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
To some people belief in "God" is also considered superstitious. We have images and statues in our homes as an insurance policy for protection just like wearing a lucky charm.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
I never knew it. Believing in God I think is a part of the religion.
@cherriefic (4409)
• Baguio, Philippines
7 Apr 16
We do but not so much in my home anymore.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
It is same in here but it just shows up again when my sister started to plan for her wedding and also with my brother who knows a lot of superstitions.
@Hate2Iron (7700)
• Canada
7 Apr 16
Yes, very superstitious and I can thank my family tree research. It was thought that you should never wave good-bye to a family member as they leave your house as it might be the last time you would see them!! I still can't bring myself to do it!
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
I did not wave goodbye to my father but still I lose him :(
@brokenbee (7811)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
we still follow some beliefs. Hihihi
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
What are those?
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@brokenbee (7811)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@annierose We don't make use of that "suyod" at night. Hihihi We don't give hankies as gifts, even pearls.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@brokenbee I see. They say it is not a good idea giving a handkerchief as a gift because you will just make that person cry. Well, I follow that because I want my friends to remember me with a smile when he or she sees my gift.
@Bunny28 (190)
• Lillington, North Carolina
8 Apr 16
I think sometimes something happens while you are doing something else and you experience something bad it stays with you. Kind of how some wive's tales start. IE: If you see the bride before the wedding its bad luck. Maybe a groom did just that and then got cold feet and people believed that it was because he saw her before.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
There are too many superstitious belief in wedding I think. They also said it is not good for the woman to wear her wedding gown before the wedding or else the wedding will fail.
@iamshane487 (1164)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Apr 16
I don't believe any of the superstitious but there are really superstitious in our country.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
I am surrounded by people who still believes a lot in superstitious beliefs. I do not know how long will it be present but I think that it is slowly disappearing now.
@slund2041 (3380)
• United States
8 Apr 16
I do not believe in being superstitions. My grandmother was full of superstitious ways. She did not like a Black Cat to cross in front of her.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
Yes, I have heard that superstition too. However, I think if something bad happens when someone saw a black cat, maybe it was just a coincidence.