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Lucky Charms Are Not Superstition

By Sruthi Appu

Every one would have a special dress, favourite colour, pen, keychain or just anything which they would treat as an omen to bring luck and success. Although some might consider it as superstition, there are people who go with this superstitious belief.

In German, recently a study has proved that wearing your favourite colour or dress, or even carrying your favourite key chain, can bring success to you. While conducting the study, it was proved that people who had their favourite jewelery, dress, key chain etc did well in a computer memory game, than those who did not have anything special to possess.

Study co-author Lysann Damisch, said, “Superstition increase people"s confidence." Although this phenomenon is treated as a superstition, when a superstitious belief can bring you success then why not, hook yourself to it.

The University of Cologne social psychologist added, “In other words, if you have your lucky charm close by, you feel more confident and secure about the following task, which makes you try harder and perform better."

Lucky charms are those auspice, which bring you confidence and high spirits when you head for an interview, exam, date or just anything that is really important in your life. It's ones belief that let him succeed in life, so lucky charms are those which play as an element to boost your belief.

Story first published: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 11:23 [IST]