Superstition Basic Difference Between ‘Common Sense’ and ‘Common Belief’

Most of us are superstitious in some way or the other because of superstition .It, superstition sometimes, survives even in scholars and learned persons. An internationally reputed Hindu philosopher may staunchly object to his daughter’s marriage with fine specimen of a boy who belongs to the opposite community. People are not able to overcome the traditional snag of the past of superstition.

In superstition there is a basic difference between ‘common sense’ and ‘common belief’. The latter of superstition  may harbor superstition or may not it depends upon the degree of enlightenment within the society. But common sense has something to do with reason, logic and argument. Superstition  is a healthier tradition. Primitive society and culture followed customs, ritual and traditional practices. As of superstition   but today even rustic or illiterate persons areamenable to reason. For the superstiton  they are often prepared to give up their blind and obsolete ideas if they are made to see reason in the changed outlook.

Many superstitions still rule the lives of the backward classes and tribal people.  In superstition they are ignorant people.  But superstition  when the educated people fill his life with superstitions, we hardly find any explanation.


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