Well at this very second, it is 11:11 am. Now, you all probably know the whole thing where you "make a wish" at 11:11. Then there's the shooting star one, the birthday wish, along with the penny in the fountain, the unlucky number 13, etc. It all got me thinking, if there's no religion (that I know of) based solely on superstition, and there aren't any scientific facts behind it, why do people persist on believing in this kind of stuff?
Well first off, tradition is a big factor in all of this. Whoever came up with the idea of luck applied it to everyday things obviously passed their belief down to their children and so on, so forth. Conceptualization. Well now, people don't want to give up this tradition because they believe in a magical aspect called luck.
My handy dandy friend, www.dictionary.com, defines luck as: "the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities." The FORCE? Ya gotta be kidding me.
Why don't I believe in luck, you ask? Well everything happens for a reason, and you know who's in charge of these odd events? That one dude named God. He's got a plan for everyone. Be it fortune or adversity. I'm not trying to say that if you believe in God, you cannot believe in luck. Luck just seems to have become the security blanket for many people.
So YOU tell me now. Post your comment at the bottom, and tell me why or why not you believe in luck and superstition. I'd love to hear your inputs.