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My Beliefs and Superstitions – Good and Bad

Updated on November 19, 2012

I have a few superstitious beliefs and one of them concerns numbers.

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This weekend I went to buy some groceries. The lady at the Check-out, said it came to £6.66. Oh…. I didn’t like that number and felt like adding just one more thing to take it off 666, but there was a queue behind me, so I reluctantly paid.

Two numbers I particularly avoid are 666 and 13, to the point that if I am the 13th person to comment on a facebook post, I would give it a few minutes and wait until the number has changed.

Sometimes, I think it’s ridiculous and I pondered over this weird belief of 666 being an unlucky number. I then asked myself: “What if you won £666,000 in a game, in Vegas or in the Lottery? Would you take it or not?”

It didn’t take me long to answer that question. Ofcourse I would, but I might have to sprinkle blessing water over it, so I don’t spend it all in 6 months...

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٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶ On a positive, if I see a white feather, to me it’s a sign of an Angel’s presence and that warms my heart. Do you have any strong superstitious beliefs? Do they come true? I hope I am not alone in this.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Flashmakeit, I heard about that and also in planes but will try to check when next I am in a plane. Thanks for stopping.

      @teaches12345 Hi Dianne, that's interesting. Probably a time when air tickets are at their cheapest too. Best Wishes.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I do note the number 666 when I see it, but not superstitious about it. I know people who will not travel on the 13th due to their superstition. Interesting hub post.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Some large building do not have a 13th floor . I am scared of the number 13 too. Thanks for sharing.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @alwaysexploring - Hello Ruby, that's funny - but I think you did the Doctor a favour by putting it straight. :-) A very caring patient. Thanxx.

      @RCrumple - Thanks. Nice to know I'm not alone with those numbers. I enjoyed reading your comment.

      @Eiddwen - Thanks Eddy. Glad you stopped by.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Eric - I enjoyed reading that. Funny and interesting to read. Thanks for stopping. :-)

      @Zampano Ha ha... yes my fingers are crossed and come to think about it, It makes me wonder where crossing of fingers originated from. It goes back ages.... and I have weird friends who after crossing their fingers, would cross their eyes too. lol. Thanks for sharing.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful share; I loved it .

      Eddy.

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I really don't have any major superstitions, but I, too, avoid the numbers 666 and 13 whenever possible. I also try to avoid breaking mirrors, but only because I don't like cleaning up the pieces afterwards, or having to buy a new one. lol That's about it, really. Fun hub!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I don't have any superstions, But i have some whacky actions, for instance, i can't stand a crooked picture hanging on a wall, not just in my home, ANYWHERE, i straightened a picture in my Dr. office with a room full of people, i'm sure they thought i was nuts. Hee, I do think if i saw a feather floating down from heaven, i would think of an angel. Fun hub..Cheers

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      zampano 5 years ago

      So funny ! I love it.

      Old men used to say : trust your instincts.

      Sometimes, not to say often, the decision you make out of pure instinct is the one that saves you life.

      Anyway, superstitions described in this post, mainly in the cartoon must be universal, because in every western country I've visited they have the same. So, the world cannot be built on pure rationality. We'd know it if that was the case.

      God bless you, but don't forget to cross your fingers

      hehehe.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I grew up with Navajo's and Hopi's they have a lot of them but they were really just about not doing something stupid. I think the Jews of 2,000 years ago had a lot of them, so they would not get sick from food. My wife grew up a Buddhist and an ancestor worshipper and they have some great ones regarding the dead.

      But the best is when a small child looks at you when you throw a found penny over your shoulder and out a window and scream Yahoo! And the child gets a concerned look and asks if you are ok?

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @lovedoctor - Thanks for sharing. Yes, that "Friday the 13th" does seem to be a spooky day. Wishing you a safe journey always. Regards.

      @Mhatter - You are still very young. :-) You could adopt some interesting ones. Thanks for stopping.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. At my age, I have decided to adopt some superstitions. Do I believe...?

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Friday the 13th... I just try to be careful especially if I am driving. If I don't have to be anywhere, I rather just stay home.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      No way on God's green earth do I want ANYTHING to do with 666. Although 13 has always been very lucky for me. The visit was my pleasure. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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      Tijani Achamlal 5 years ago from Morocco

      Yeah,all of us have some eccentrics.That s part of being human:)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @ShiningIrishEyes - Aaawh thanks. Now I know, i'm not alone. The gum is a good idea, because they are always close to the Cashier. I'm glad you stopped by.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @James - Thanks for being the first to comment. That's a new one. Well, after a long day at work, when I take my shoes off, they actually end up in that position. lol. I only put them right the next morning.

      Aaawh... thanks for sharing that and for voting up. We all have funny strange things we do.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Hey friend - I share your strong superstition with regard to the number 666 and so do many of my family members and friends. I have done the same thing you have done at the check out and it must be a common fear because usually even the cashier says "uh oh" and I throw in a pack of gum.

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      Tijani Achamlal 5 years ago from Morocco

      Oh I dunno that there are some people who have an allergic reaction to certain numbers hehe anyway,I have an allergic too but not to the numbers.For examples ,whenever I saw a shoe turned over on its face ,I run to turn it hehehe I really dunno from where an idea comes across my mind that something horrible will happen if I leave the shoe as it is :( .I voted up.

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