#moreфон2020 - Day 13 📍Ritual📍 You’ve probably noticed that every single nation or culture has its own unique set of rituals/superstitions. It’s incredibly interesting to track where they all come from. Personally, I don’t have a clue why people in Russia would never shake hands on the doorway. They say it brings troubles or some sort of bad luck. A bunch of people are truly scared of that. I perform some rituals myself, not even realizing that it’s totally pointless. For example, I always take my glove off before I shake smb’s hand. It doesn’t work like a superstition for me now, I guess I just got used to that, so it rather feels more comfy inside. Otherwise it’s just “wrong”. Once I tried asking myself a question like “why am I doing that?” Well, the question remained unanswered. I still can’t resist taking off a glove to give smb a handshake 😀 Anyway, rituals are ingrained in us, that’s for sure. So it’s impossible to do without them I guess. But is it just me or they’re indeed meaningless? #moreфон_italki
Dec 13, 2020 6:45 PM