On Friday, January 13, a psychologist, doctor of cultural studies Andrey Zberovsky advised Russians not to believe in superstition. They should be treated with common sense, and mysticism and esotericism are children’s fairy tales. He recalled that even in ancient Babylon there was a duodecimal calculus. We still use it now, dividing the day into hours, and the year into months. In those days, everything that comes after 12 was perceived as something threatening.
“You need to have an adult attitude to life and, within the framework of an adult attitude to life, understand that no signs or Friday the 13th exist,” the psychologist urged.
He connected superstition with children’s perception of the world and cultural traditions. For example, a student may believe that a “lucky coin” will help them pass an exam.
“But we must understand that we are adults, that we have unlimited possibilities. And that’s why it’s important here, as sometime at the age of 8 or 10 we stop believing in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus, it’s important in adulthood, at 17–20 years old, to tell yourself that I’m an adult, I rely on myself if I don’t have enough some opportunities, ”said the psychologist.
It is important for people to receive some additional motivators that would inspire. But for this you need not go to a palmist or read horoscopes, but engage in education and sports. It is very important for a person to take responsibility for his life, the specialist continued.
In case of problems, a person should solve them, and not try to hide in mystical experiences. Otherwise, you can become neurotic.
Earlier, the psychologist told how to understand that a child has an addiction to games and how to deal with it.