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    Invent superstitions

    Don't drink more than 1 cup of water per day or else you'll dilute your personality

    People who have unattached earlobes shouldn't be trusted because their ears are trying to leave their bodies and they're also more likely to eavesdrop

    Quickly pressing the delete key on your keyboard one hundred times in a row will result in the death of someone you know

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    If you don't go to church every week you will go to Hell.

    Am I doing it right?

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    Some of this sounds like OCD. I think anglosaxons have a lot of personal OCD habits for some reason. I can't really think of OCD-related habits but I do like a few superstitious rituals (lighting candles is one).
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    Heh. We've been here years now.

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    ^I don't really believe them (I don't think I'm a superstitious person). I just made them up now, for fun.

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    To be a convincing, a superstition should have some basis in fact/truth. Just my opinion. If something is too outlandish, it wont be believed (I assume that is the goal here?) whereas a partial truth can be very convincing to a person not willing to do the research.

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    No goal or rules or single intent, and I'm not asking for feedback on the ones I made up, those were just supposed to be examples-- I just thought it would be fun for people to make up superstitions (that's why this is a playground thread).

    You can make the superstitions you invent as outlandish or realistic as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    To be a convincing, a superstition should have some basis in fact/truth. Just my opinion. If something is too outlandish, it wont be believed (I assume that is the goal here?) whereas a partial truth can be very convincing to a person not willing to do the research.
    I don't agree what about all those people who believe in astrology. No basis exists they just say general crap that can apply to anyone.

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    Excellent point. Astrology was conceived in something like 3000 bc, and was considered to hold some truths based on what was known at the time all the way til the 17th century. The perception of the masses and the scholars of the time leaned toward it being true, and subseqent studies probably led to modern day astronomy and actual science. We now know that it is nonsense, and those who follow it have no excuses. Point being, its basis originally was what was thought of as common knowledge. I have no clue as to why such a superstition has survived for so long after having been debunked countless times. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartender View Post
    I don't agree what about all those people who believe in MBTI. No basis exists they just say general crap that can apply to anyone.
    That's true.

    When you live in a bright place, you get used to light, and it starts affecting you less. When you live in a dark place, you get used to the dark, and it starts affecting you less. When you live in a violent place, you get used to the violence, and it starts affecting you less.

    And when you skydive enough, you get used to gravity, and it starts affecting you less.

    That's not nearly as much fun as you're probably thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osito Polar View Post
    That's true.

    When you live in a bright place, you get used to light, and it starts affecting you less. When you live in a dark place, you get used to the dark, and it starts affecting you less. When you live in a violent place, you get used to the violence, and it starts affecting you less.

    And when you skydive enough, you get used to gravity, and it starts affecting you less.

    That's not nearly as much fun as you're probably thinking.
    Hahaha I see what you did there. I actually agree with that statement, it probably is pretty baseless crap. I don't take it very seriously myself but I know a lot of people on here take it as the indisputable truth.

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