Do you engage in superstitious rituals? Which ones? Is today filling you with apprehension because it is Friday 13th, or is it just another Friday?
I am not superstisious at all. I believe that what you put your attention on is what you attract, which is probably how superstition works. If you do a lot of rituals to attract good luck, than it puts your mind on the good luck causing it to come your way.
I am very much superstitious. i believe a lot but sometimes it is bad.
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I'm not at all superstitious but do find it fascinating what others believe. Some are really contradictory depending on your culture. Some of my students say black cats are lucky and others say they are bad luck. My grandmother always picked up a pinch of salt and threw it over her left shoulder "in the devil's eye" if she ever spilled any. Of course some superstitions are just common sense precautions, like not walking under a ladder. I always check if there's anyone painting up above before I walk under one. You don't want to wear the paint!
My biggest superstitious thing to do is not to sleep and/or laying down directly across from a door because it symbolizes a funeral viewing in Chinese culture. And of course sticking up your chopsticks on your rice bown is a big no-no.
I haven't heard the chopsticks superstition before. What is supposed to happen? I do have a good luck dragon among the hundred or so I have around my place. You are supposed to say good morning to it every morning to bring good luck. He sits under the tree fern near the garage beside 2 other dragons. If I remember, which is not often, I say hello but I don't follow the set formulaic phrase - I say hello to all 3 dragons. After all, I don't want to be rude to any, do I? I don't believe doing this will change my luck in any way but, as I frequently talk to inanimate objects, I figure I may as well talk to ones I really like.
I have a few people in class who are great believers in Feng Shui. Does anyone on Travelblog follow its dictates?
i am 50/50 superstitious
😊 have fun being superstitious
I'm not superstitious but there are some fantastic superstitions in theatre and I like to follow them (such as never saying 'good luck' rather 'break a leg' or 'chookers'.)
At the Melbourne opera company they also say "toi toi". I have no idea what it means but it seems to be used like "good luck"
in cambodia it means retreat
That's interesting, bleysman, although I have a feeling that's not what they mean here when they say it. I don't think they want us to retreat when we are about to go on stage!