Though out the history we have seen or read about great men and women preaching that it is only hard work that pays off, there is nothing called luck. Is it really so?
No matter what people say, when it comes to actual practise we see innumerable instances where in spite of their talent, men have taken the aid of superstition while performing the task they excel at doing. Let us consider some of the most popular as well as distinct instances.
India is a country known for religion and unfortunately when there is religion can superstition be far behind? If there is one profession in India which pays well irrespective of actual talent and proof of success then it is ASTROLOGY. Astrologers predict what probably even science cant at few instances. The most funny astro superstition must be the addiction to K by the famous bollywood producers namely Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor or Rakesh Roshan.
But if we have to give an instant of some really wacky superstition then lets remember the 10 wickets haul taken by Anil Kumble at Delhi in the cricket match against Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar used to hand over Kumble’s sweater and cap to the umpire before he was to bowl an over and kumble used to take a wicket.
However, barring obsession with astrology India isn’t the only nation where superstition dwells. Every human being, irrespective of nationality and religion is superstitious to certain extent.
If we recollect history then we shall remember that Napoleon Bonaparte feared cats (ailurophobia) and the number 13 whereas Winston Churchill petted black cats to obtain good luck.
Michael Jordan always wore his blue North Carolina shorts under his Bulls uniform for good luck.
However, if we have to list some of the weirdest superstitions then it would be of Jennifer Anniston won’t board a plane without stepping on with her right foot first and tapping on the outside of the plane. Coldplay’s Chris Martin has a pre concert ritual, he doesn’t go on stage without brushing his teeth.
One of the most famous superstitions is that in the year 2012 the world is going to end. Who knows? I say live your life today so that there is no regret for tomorrow 😉