Seniors: Hogwash, There is No Such Thing as Bad Luck

Nov 13th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Friday the 13th and everyone, either jokingly, or quite seriously is hyped up about  the tried and tired superstitions.  Some take it quite seriously.  Others ignore them altogether.  The latter is the behavior of choice.  The former is, quite simply, “hogwash.”

Like a lot of traditions in our culture, bad luck is perceived to be a real and ever threatening phenomenon.  It creeps up on us when we least expect it and exacts its punishment in unpredictable and very unpleasant ways.  It may come at the roulette table at the Casino (but what are you doing there anyway, the odds of losing  are higher than for winning?) Or you may encounter it when driving while texting;  or you may have an accident in your home when trying to multitask (ever consider staying focused?) 

The variety of bad luck options is almost endless and blaming them  on some extra, non personally provoked mystique allows not having to assume responsibility for whatever happens.

This Friday the 13th, and sidewalk cracks, and black cats crossing your path, and other such nonsense can be eliminated from those behaviors that are just not necessary or real.  Wasting the effort to be concerned about ordinary events that occur in all our lives, which may never come along, is truly a sign of immature and undeveloped adult behavior.  Let it go.  Your day will be much less anxious and your sense of humor able to enjoy those who joke about it.



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