Make a Wish at 11:11

United States
June 28, 2008 10:14am CST
Do you make a wish at 11:11? I don't know why you're suppose to, but a friend of mine told me that if you make a wish at 11:11 it's more likely to come true. Do you make a wish at 11:11? Do you know why you make a wish at 11:11? (Other than it's a poly-what-cha-ma-call-it, sorry can't remember the term, lol)
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@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
Why should it be 11:11. Why not 12:12. Makes me wonder too. Unless someone comes up with an explanation why it's supposed to be 11:11 then maybe I'll try 12:12 or some other combination. Maybe because of all 1's? It's supposed to be a number of priority. Damn 11:11 just passed me by. 4 minutes to be exact.
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• United States
28 Jun 08
I believe it's because it's a polynomial. Basically it's the same thing in both directions. lol, I don't think it's specific to AM or PM. So you can try again later. I just think it's fun to make a wish, and then strive to make it happen.
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
Hmm you're right. Kinda reminds me of July 7th, 2007. Eva Longoria got married that day. Could be a good omen.
• United States
9 Sep 09
11 is a master number and therefore is believed to be a really strong number in numerology (one of the strongest and most significant) and is said to be the edge between greatness and self-destruction. It is also when you are at your greatest connection to your subconscious and when focused on a goal is said to help you achieve it.
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I have heard of that , but hardly catch it at that time . For soem reason I always catch the clock when it is at a 46. I would make a wish , what would it hurt
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• United States
30 Jun 08
I've never heard that one before...I get all of those chain letters, send this to 5 people in 5 minutes and your wish will come true in 5 days...AND THEY NEVER WORK! Not quite sure why I'm still forwarding them (maybe to stop will be my New Year's resolution for a change, instead of quitting smoking...)
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I'm now convinced that you can find everything on the Internet. I'd never heard of this superstition. So I put it in a search window and came up with this from http://cellardoor.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/02/the_magic_of_an.html. I'm not sure who wrote it. the magic of an 11:11 wish _mg_4504 I'm not a superstitious person. Well, I won't admit to being one anyway. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that I'm a mildly superstitious person. While I don't have to sit in a certain seat on an airplane to feel safe, or carry a rabbit's foot for luck (eeew!) I do abide by some other common rules. I'll sometimes touch or knock on wood for fear of jinxing myself. I'll toss a pinch of salt over my shoulder if I spill it. I try to never open an umbrella indoors if I can help it (why would you want to anyways?). I won't walk under ladders. And on those rare occasions when I break a mirror, I'm calculating the seven-year statute of limitations before I've even started picking up the glass. But none of these things are done with any degree of seriousness. For me it is more of a "it couldn't hurt to be safe" kind of feeling. However, one superstition that I am really beginning to believe in is something that seems to have proven itself to me time and again: the 11:11 wish. This simple superstition is that if you look at a clock and the time reads 11:11 then you should make a wish. I can't remember where I first heard this. It was just one of those things that appeared in my consciousness after enough people mentioned it. Of course I initially dismissed it as irrational. But whenever I would catch the time at 11:11 I'd make a wish just for the fun of it. In the last couple of years I have had an uncanny number of 11:11 wishes come true. So while I am firmly a man of science, my faith in something entirely hokey just seems to grow. It is curious to me how often I randomly catch that particular time on the clock. I wonder if it only seems that way because the four similar digits make it easier to remember. I also seem to notice 12:18 quite a bit and that is significant for me because it was the time I was born. I've recently begun to make wishes on that and they seem to have a higher success rate than my old friend 11:11. I doubt anyone has ever done any legitimate study on wishes coming true. But I suspect it may reveal much about human psychology and the power of wishful thinking. I have read many accounts of people who have managed to "will" certain things to be, like the young boy with a brain tumor who every night imagined little fighter jets in his head, blasting away at his cancer until it was gone, only to find out that the tumor did indeed shrink and become virtually undetectable. There are no doubt many reasonable scientific explanations that could more plausibly prove how something like this was possible. Bit in terms of the internal realm of the human body, there is perhaps much we don't know about the power of the mind over the body's systems. Most of my 11:11 wishes are external. I'd like certain things to happen. I'd like particular problems to be resolved. In this area too, there is perhaps a hidden power in unconsciously setting goals and making things happen. It is probably holdover elements of the pagan tendencies of our ancestors that make us think that there is some kind of mystical force behind certain events. Our brains just feel comfortable believing it. Having the benefit of no scientific study, I can say only that much of what I have learned about the metrics of the 11:11 wish principle is based on anecdotal evidence. But I believe the following factors to have a positive influence on the outcome of such wishes: First, seeing 11:11 must be spontaneous. One cannot see 11:08 on the clock and then wait for 11:11 to appear. Seeing it on a digital clock seems to have more power than an analog. It works with either a.m. or p.m. but the latter seems to have a bit more strength. The wish must be made right away and can be either verbalized or simply a part of one's inner monologue. If the wish is made on a room in which multiple clocks are in view, one clock must be made the focus of your wish. What you wish for must not only be fairly specific but within the realm of 11:11 possibility. You cannot think "I wish for world peace" and expect it to happen. However, you might wish to receive a financial windfall within the next two months and then have it happen. Of course, once you spontaneously look at your digital clock and see it is on 11:11 you must immediately look away while you are making your wish. If you look back at it, or any other clock, before it has turned to 11:12 then the wish is blown. Likewise, after looking away and making your wish you cannot count down the seconds. You must wait for what you determine to be a reasonable amount of time before looking back at the same clock to see the time has changed. Compound wishes tend to be a bit problematic. If you were to make a wish to "Meet a beautiful, smart, redhead who is from Michigan and has green eyes and plays the violin" you might get some or one of those things. My pseudo research in this area continues. I could itemize all of the 11:11 wishes that have come true in the past two years. But in the same way that ill-matched pylon crystals on the 70's TV show "Land of the Lost" could have negative consequences if matched in the wrong combination, I fear that to reveal too much might skew the system. I'm already probably giving away too much. I'm sure I've already jinxed myself. But I'm not superstitious. I promise. Really. February 27, 2006
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• India
5 Feb 11
I have not heard about this friend, so never tried, may be it works, in hindu mythology 11 is considerd as lucky number, so also in numerology, so 11:11 might be more lucky, it is just faith lol Thanks for sharing Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@hanny8 (12)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 11
here is 19.11 on 02.02.2011 about 3 years from your posting.
• United States
28 Jun 08
I have never heard of this. Happy wishing all. I will have to try this.