Positive And Positive Superstitions

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Superstitions is the belief in the supernatural element, that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events. Superstitions are linked to religion and its aspects like omen, prophecies and witchcraft. These superstition beliefs are mainly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, certain spiritual beings or the unknown force of the Almighty. Superstitions probably have been present among us from the beginning of time, passed on from generation to generation, culturally transmitted and shared for centuries. These superstitious rituals and activities can have a positive or a negative impact on one’s life hence, may influence ones behaviour in various ways also affecting the individuals psychological and social state. Positive superstitions are mainly told to reduce anxiety, build confidence to cope up with uncertainty, giving the illusion of control in an uncontrollable situation. Each religion holds a different set of superstitions pertaining to their culture and practices. While the positive superstitions helps individual to cope with uncontrollable situations and give an illusion of control over things that are out of their hands, the negative superstitions hold back individuals from practicing certain habits and prohibit them to do certain activities which may disrupt the coherence of that particular society. While there are many superstitions which have no particular reason to exist such as; cawing of crow- itching of right palm;

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