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Superstitions: Should They Be Believed?

Summary: Despite their widespread acceptance in society, superstitions are illogical in nature and generally lack credibility. Even the very origins of superstitions are rarely known by those who practice them.
Six out of twelve people interviewed believe in superstitions. These statistics perplexed me; I thought that there were very few people who believed that certain actions or circumstances - which are unrelated to a particular event - influence the outcomes. Some of the people I interviewed believed that knocking on wood brings good luck; that Friday the 13th is a day full of bad luck; and that a rabbit's foot symbolizes good luck. Upon interviewing said people, my belief that superstitions are illogical, and should not be believed, only strengthened.

However, I can say that there are a few superstitions that have some credibility. An example of this is the notion that walking under a ladder will bring bad luck. However, it only makes sense that you may experience "bad luck" when walking under a ladder, especially if someone is working on that ladder. While you are in...

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