Superstition, often unnoticed, plays an important role in our daily setting: ‘don’t put your shoes on the table,  that brings bad luck’, ‘touch wood’, ‘avoid black cats’, ‘don’t walk under a ladder’ are just some of the many references to ways of warding off fate, the unknown, the uncertain. Even if we don’t believe in it, we see clues about our fate in all kinds of omens. With small actions, we attempt to evoke luck and force a favourable outcome. For example when we go on a trip, accept a new assignment or take part in a competition. Superstition starts from a (collective) belief and a tradition handed down, supplemented by our own beliefs.



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