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#16 seakla

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 07:23 PM

aloha_spirit....I agree with you. I am not saying curses are non-existent or fantasy, but just knowing about the curse can add a lot too it. It's like people who always thinks they have bad luck might tend to have more little accidents or be a klutz because they figure they had bad luck...it is just expected.

I have never seen anything like what you have described but one of my good friends practiced voodoo and was born in Louisiana. He has told me some things that are quite frightful.
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Posted 05 January 2007 - 07:11 AM

I am not saying curses are non-existent or fantasy, but just knowing about the curse can add a lot too it.


I agree. One becomes a little more sensitive and starts attributing situations that may have happened with or without 'spell enhancement', but because a person is told they're cursed, they focus on all of the bad things that happen as part of a curse. Conversely, if a person is told they're blessed, they're less upset about the bad things, and excited and looking for the good things that happen.
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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:40 PM

aloha_spirit....I agree with you. I am not saying curses are non-existent or fantasy, but just knowing about the curse can add a lot too it. It's like people who always thinks they have bad luck might tend to have more little accidents or be a klutz because they figure they had bad luck...it is just expected.

It's called a self-fulfilling prophecy. If someone truly believes something bad or good will happen to them, they will register a non-related event as proof of the curse / blessing. Also, by convincing yourself that you will fail, you will fail. Same thing happens on the other end of the spectrum.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:30 PM


aloha_spirit....I agree with you. I am not saying curses are non-existent or fantasy, but just knowing about the curse can add a lot too it. It's like people who always thinks they have bad luck might tend to have more little accidents or be a klutz because they figure they had bad luck...it is just expected.

It's called a self-fulfilling prophecy. If someone truly believes something bad or good will happen to them, they will register a non-related event as proof of the curse / blessing. Also, by convincing yourself that you will fail, you will fail. Same thing happens on the other end of the spectrum.


Exactly right. In fact, where I work we try to dispell self-fulfilling prophecy. I work with adults with Mental Retardation adn we teach them pre-vocational skills so they can work in the community. We are discouraged from expecting failure or telling them they can't do something. If we do this it sets them in the wrong frame of mind and they won't try.
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