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Superstition and the Different Kinds of Superstitious People

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Classification Essay Superstition and the Different Kinds of Superstitious People In the world today, there are many examples of superstition. It may seem awkward that even in the beginning of the twenty-first century, superstition is all around us. But it is a fact, and as a matter of fact, I am superstitious too. There are many different kinds of superstitions and superstitious people, but they can be divided into three categories: the super naturalist, the rationalist, and the mediocre superstitious person. Many people are superstitious in the way that they refuse to walk under a ladder or cross a black cat. Some people are superstitious in the way that they touch wood for luck. Those are the basic types of superstition. Then there are the other different types of superstition. The kinds that are extreme and can sometimes even be dangerous. Some people who are superstitious can take things like omens. For example, if someone gives someone else an expensive kitchen knife as a gift, they could think that something disastrous was to follow. ...read more.


This person believes in things such as good luck charms, ghosts, the Ouija board, palm reading, demons and possession, astrology, Fate, the abominable snowman, The Bermuda Triangle, and Unidentified Flying Objects. This person is the most obstinate kind of superstitious person, since no matter what you do, you cannot convince him otherwise. If you try to divert him from his beliefs, he will regard you as ignorant and blind, because this person, nothing can lure him away from the "Truth." Another kind of a superstitious person is a person who is not very extreme about his beliefs. He hangs onto his possessions greatly as if the end of the world is tomorrow. He is the kind of person who, at a casino, blows on the dice before he throws them. He is the kind of person who wears his lucky socks when he plays golf. He is the kind of person who touches wood for good luck. ...read more.


This kind of extremist is more of a rationalist. No spirits protect him, and none are out to get him, unlike other superstitious people. He wears no Jade necklace around his neck medallions to guard him against a universe and its evil. This mans world may seem much less interesting that of a world full of spirits, influences, and inexplicable supernatural powers. This kind of person does not think of a knife as a gift to be an omen, but a generosity. There are many superstitious people around us today, even in the twenty first century; we are starting to become more superstitious than ever. This is not a bad thing; it is a sign of our curiosity and imagination. But sometimes, our imagination takes us farther away than our desired destination, and that is where it may start to become out of had. Please realize this though, if you happen to spot a rationalist and a super naturalist driving along a highway, please note how the super naturalist will be protected by his medallions, statues, and charms, and how the rationalist will drive carefully. ...read more.

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