July 13, 2001    





Are you superstitious?

Nope, not at all.

Dianne, 16
Ontario  CANADA

Occasionally I indulge myself with ceremonial superstitions.

Jill, 60

Not usually. Only when it comes to my work computer.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

Not in the conventional sense.

Karen, 21

Yes. Black cats are servants of the devil. Ravens foretell disaster.  Friday the 13th is Black Friday. Smashing a mirror will bring you seven years of bad luck, as will walking under a ladder.

Gavin, 16

No, superstition was created by persons who believe in witches & in Satan.  God controls everything that happens to you

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

I think I am a little. Like if I break a mirror or a black kitty crosses my path, etc., I don't tend to make a big deal about it but it is in the back of my mind. So the idea that it may ruin my day pops up.

Stephanie, 25

I don't know about superstitious, but I do pray to St. Anthony when I lose things & find them because I do pray. This is despite the fact that I don't really believe saints can help us. I throw salt when spilt (out of custom more really). I believe that the choice of a fortune cookie has great meaning. I also have complete faith in the idea that machines can read our vibes and if you are mad at the copy machine it will only jam its papers more. Same goes for computers and cars.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

You're just asking because it's Friday the 13th! I claim I'm not superstitious, but I still think about holding my breath when I pass a graveyard. I may not actually do it, but I remember hearing about inhaling ghosts when I was younger, so I still think about it. I don't actually believe I'll inhale a ghost, but I still pay attention to the superstition.

etoile, 20

No, I am not superstistious. I don't believe its bad luck to cross a black cat or good luck to throw salt over your shoulder. I think superstistions are stupid and are just old tales.

Heather, 15

Yes, I think so.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

Only vaguely.

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

I do not think of myself as superstitious. I ignore most superstitions, most of the time. They do cross my mind though and if there is a way to avoid a superstitious situation, I find myself doing so - just in case. It is not that I actually believe it, but more that I feel that I might as well not push it in case there is something to it.


I can be at times. I don't really avoid things like black cats and broken mirrors...but there's something about the number 13 that seems to get me every time.

Fisch, 46
Preston, CT USA

compared to most i am rather supersticious, but most of my superstitions are from actual times when the bad luck or good luck charms worked.

Becky, 16

strangely enough, not really. but i work in theatre where everyone is highly superstitous so even though i'm not, i have to respect other people's superstitions.

Ry, 23

I am not really superstitious but sometimes I anm just a little more careful like on Friday the 13th. But I have a daughter born on a Friday 13th. My husband says it is our lucky day.

Marci, 56
, OH   USA

I don't believe I am.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

Nope. Enough things can cause problems in life without adding superstitions to the list of what has to be dealt with.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Not at all. Although, I do like to read about superstitions...it's interesting to see why people do and believe some of the crazy things they do.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista

Generally, no. But I have this ridiculous notion that if you hold your breath whilst going through a covered tunnel in a car and make a wish, the wish will come true. I've done it for years. Fortunately, no one has ever noticed.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

About some things, but not others. I'll walk under a ladder and don't mind if that black cat crosses my path and I'll put up an umbrella inside, but I won't pull my gray hairs in fear of three more and I kiss the dashboard every time I go through a yellow light and a I lift my feet when driving over railroad tracks. Who knows...some things you buy into and others

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Nope. Although when I was a child, I tried very hard to not step on a crack.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

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