Are you a bit superstitious ? like if you saw a penny on tails would you pick it up? or do you not like stepping on cracks? or freak out if you break a mirror?


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PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I don't watch the FL Gators play on TV. They don't play as well when I do. I can listen and watch replays, but not the actual game.

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

I have a friend that will pick up a penny on the ground, believing that this is a visible sign that her (deceased) dad is thinking of her. So she will pick up the penny and say, "thank you, daddy."  I think it's sweet.

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

I'm not superstitious.

I don't care if the penny is standing πŸ†™, down, sideways, I'm picking it up.

I keep walking when I see any 🐱.

I 🚢on cracked sidewalks.

Only reason I don't 🚢 under a ladder it might fall/collapse on me.

Break a mirror, buy a πŸ†• one.

Find πŸ’° spend it.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

Nope not at all, however my wife is. If she saw a $100 bill laying on the ground face down she wouldn't touch it. Black cats Oh my! I just chuckle at her.

Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

No, I'm not, though I do have OCD--my OCD just does not seem to manifest itself with this type of behavior.

I love black cats, by the way. And 13 is one of my favorite numbers.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Well, let's say I used to be when I was younger.

I've mentioned before that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). I was diagnosed with it about 25 years ago.

It turns out that OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) is frequently associated with ADHD---along with high intelligence and a highly accurate memory.

Superstition is, for want of a better word, "linked" to compulsion and obsession.  It has both a compulsive component and an obsessive component---but obsession in me can be observed by the way I answer questions and pursue threads on here---I always seek the "truth" in whatever I do, both on here and everywhere else.

I have been on one medication that has literally changed my life over the years.

Mental 18-wheelers like myself sometimes have trouble getting all their wheels pointed in the right direction. I have been on one medication that has literally changed my life over the years.

I can now focus at will; my energy is able to be efficiently directed; I have lost my compulsions (actually, my only one was the "step on a crack, break your mother's back"---watching me walk down the street as a six year old would have made you think I was a total spastic); and my obsessions are now accurately labeled as "tenaciousness."

Hey, it's been a really exciting ride and it's still full or promise.

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