Whether you believe there's consequence or not aside, do you keep any superstitions? Any lucky charms? little rituals or traditions? for a pragmatist, I have more than I (usually) care to admit I always say bless you when someone sneezes. I feel like it's bad karma if I don't, despite the fact that I don't believe in karma I ALWAYS cheers before drinking. if I'm drinking alone I raise my glass/can/bottle in a silent 'cheers' to the universe. Again, I feel like it's bad juju if I don't. Actually, come to think of it when my sister bought me my first drink on my 19th she informed me explicitly that it's bad luck not to cheers. This one's kinda weird, but I SORT OF put stock in dreams? like I don't think they're prophetic or revealing or anything, but if I dream that something bad happened to someone, I find it impossible to relax until I can get in touch with that person and be reassured that they're okay. I dreamed that my little brother was shot once and I was having a slow-mo heart attack the whole morning until the little shit finally woke up and texted me back. Whenever I remember my dreams I look up the meaning; more as a matter of interpreting my subconscious than trying to tell the future or anything. And again, I don't like, believe in it exactly? but these things are designed to apply to as many people as possible, and sometimes interpreting my dreams can open lines of thought that help me address shit that's going on in my life. I guess a summary statement would be 'I think dreams are important and my actions are often affected by them'? I have a tiny Travelling Buddha that my friend gave me, and I take him with me when I travel. The rest of the time he stays on my desk, because those are the places I was told a Travelling Buddha is 'effective.' I don't believe that it protects my journey or inspires my spirit or any of that, I just feel like it'd be wrong to put it anywhere else; bad karma. It's "The Scottish Play." Unless I find myself an actress in a performance of it, I will not say "Macbeth" aloud. (typing doesn't count!) because it's cursed. Even though I don't believe in curses. Ouija boards freak me out, even though I don't believe in ghosts or spirits. What about you guys? What weird little superstitions and traditions do you keep? do you have a reason or is it just kind of a thing you've always done?