Superstition is human nature

Superstition: A belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck; a belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck.

Whether they believe in the unnatural or not, people naturally hold superstitions toward things.

It’s human nature to speculate about things that are not fully explained from a scientific perspective. The Bermuda Triangle, for instance, has many scientific explanations as to why pilots seem to get lost when entering the area. Human error, magnetic disturbances, and violent weather are some, to name a few. Even still, the simple notion that a specific area or an object is ‘cursed’ can ward off some of the most logical of thinkers.

While gathering information from sources for my upcoming story on witchcraft, I learned that some people avoid certain things as best as they can even if they don’t necessarily have superstitions.

A prevalent human condition in western society known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder causes people to become ‘uneasy’ unless tasks are performed a certain way. How does a disorder like this even enter human genetics? Are humans inherently superstitious? Whether you have OCD or not, you have probably adhered to superstition.