Yesterday was Friday the 13th. I’m not sure where, when or how the idea got started that this was an unlucky day, and I’m too lazy to Google it, but a Facebook friend commented yesterday that although she’s not superstitious, yesterday seemed to be an unusually bad day.
Well, that didn’t surprise me too much, to tell you the truth. It’s been my experience that when whole bunches of people around us believe that something is true, that’s how it will play out for them. And if we’re not alert to what’s going on, that’s how it’ll play out for us, too.
I guess you could call it “mass mesmerism” or “crowd mentality.” We’ve all seen what happens when an influential figure manages to convince large numbers of people that something is true. Dare I mention Hitler? People end up turning into robots, as if they were hypnotized, and no one can change their minds.
Nevertheless, it’s my conviction that we can all think for ourselves and resist the influence of Friday the 13th or any other superstition or untruth. What do you think?