Suspicion is Highly Suspect
"Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational -- but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?"
--Judith Viorst,American author, journalist and psychoanalysis researcher
I've always been suspicious of superstitious things, but as I get older, I find that being a superstitious maybe isn't such as bad idea, as long as you maintain that it is highly suspect. The old saying "if it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all" seems to be the mantra today that many are putting forward. The world hands us some difficult situations. They vary in degrees of difficulty and all play on our emotions. We all handle them in different ways given our personality and emotional make-up.
I am suspicious of those that feel bad luck can be driven away by superstitious actions. But lately, I find myself not wanting to walk under ladders or throwing a little salt over my shoulder just in case is not such an outrageous idea. Is it folly? Probably. Does it make me feel better? Yes. So why not be a little suspect of the rituals?
My head tells me it's highly suspect, but what does it cost? Nothing and if it works, we can all use a little luck these days. If you are a suspicious person, maybe a little trust might go a long way.