Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Friday the 13th

Superstitions are based on the belief of the irrational. People choose to belief something and they decide to firmly stand by it making it their own reality. In their mind it’s true. It can become a fear or an obsession.

The fear of Friday the 13th is a phobia called paraskavedekatriaphobia. The foundation for this psychological problem dates back to ancient times. All through out history people have believed that 13 is an unlucky number and a lot of historical and biblical tragedies have taken place on a Friday. The combination of the so-called bad luck number and day has created the notion that Friday the 13th is a day to be feared.

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  1. I laughed about the real name of the fear of Friday the 13th. That is a ridiculously long name.

  2. There were so many post about friday the 13th this year on facebook. I also heard about a tattoo parlor that was working for $12 an hr just because it was friday the thirteenth. I love friday the thirteenth, I was born on a 13th and I can't wait for when it falls on a friday. I laugh when people call me unlucky because of it.