Horoscopes, predictions, tarot cards, I don’t believe in any of that hocus pocus stuff. I am very sceptical of all these things and I am sure when people read their horoscopes they just try and fit a coincidental situation to it and convince them selves that the prediction is true!!
The other thing I find very amusing are the old wives tales that my mother always used to believe in .Superstitions such as never let milk boil over or don’t pass the salt to another persons hand or else it will bring bad luck .Beliefs such as a black cat crossing your path will bring bad luck. Now come on, the poor cat, how can it help being black in colour and how can colour bring bad luck???
But strange as it may seem and I am totally in beleif that there is no element of truth in these old wives tales.But why then did I spend the entire day worrying something untoward was going to happen today as at breakfast I had accidentally let the milk boil over!!!
I guess the only explanation is that my mother had unintentionally planted that seed of doubt in my mind.
How and where did all these old wives tales begin?? Does any one have any answers? Is there any truth in these beliefs???
I have vowed never to scaremonger these to my family as I myself don’t under the implications of them.
“The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.”