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Dear Poll: Do You Believe in Signs?

Although it may sound cliche, I do think there are plenty of things in life that happen for a reason, even if the reason isn’t clear at the time. This might make me sound superstitious, but I often find myself looking for signs to explain why certain things happen or direction as to what I should do. Sure, sometimes even I think it’s silly, but there have been a few times when an unexpected incident or moment has provided a whole lot of clarity. Am I alone or do you believe in signs, too?

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jemimajane78 jemimajane78 7 years
Most of the time the 'sign' is just a co-incidence. Other times, when the 'sign' feels very strong that's when I really start to wonder.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that given the situation, i do believe in signs. i'm not one of the fanatical types who really look for them or try to interpret everything, but i do believe that in many cases there are signs that justify why things are happening or help me make decisions
quitecontrary quitecontrary 7 years
I think that the overriding truth of all of this is that- we should be affected by anything and everything that crosses our paths. Whether it be the red light that holds us back from getting to work ontime (and makes us finally meet that new, sweet courier guy) OR the moment when we narrowly escape a terrible accident. The point IS, be awake, see the world. Anything, as insignificant as seeing the girl who normally makes your capp- cry, is IMPORTANT. It's a sign, but one that may just mean- look around! We share this world. We are an intrinsic part of it. Everything we do is a part of it. Whether you decide it matters or not is your call.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
Of course something as tragic as a car wreck would make people appreciate their own life more. That's not my point at all. There is a difference in analyzing events in the world and growing from them versus thinking that events in the world are "signs" for you to help guide you.In the first case you're acknowledging that life just happens and you're taking from it what you can.In the second case there is an implication that God or Fate has a hand and that they're guiding YOU through "signs."I just take issue with the second case when it involves tragedy for other people. That's all.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
Of course something as tragic as a car wreck would make people appreciate their own life more. That's not my point at all. There is a difference in analyzing events in the world and growing from them versus thinking that events in the world are "signs" for you to help guide you. In the first case you're acknowledging that life just happens and you're taking from it what you can. In the second case there is an implication that God or Fate has a hand and that they're guiding YOU through "signs." I just take issue with the second case when it involves tragedy for other people. That's all.
nicklegoat nicklegoat 7 years
I thought that was just part of my quirkiness but yea I am a firm believer!
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 7 years
"I find it incredibly self-involved when people take something like a tragic car accident and make it their own special sign. Or having someone ELSE get blown up at a mall instead of you. Why is God sparing YOU and giving everyone else the middle finger?It's just life out there. sh*t happens. We take from it what we want. But none of this is happening just for us."really? I find it pretty selfish to NOT appreciate your own life more when you witness something like that. Im not saying that god has a special place for me, in fact, I dont even believe in "god" persay. I dont think Im better than the people who were in that car, because I made I wasnt in the wreck. I dont think that those people were in a horrible accident BECAUSE I needed a sign. But I think the fact that I was where I was at the moment I was there was a huge sign and to not walk away from that having learned something is just ignorant.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 7 years
"I find it incredibly self-involved when people take something like a tragic car accident and make it their own special sign. Or having someone ELSE get blown up at a mall instead of you. Why is God sparing YOU and giving everyone else the middle finger? It's just life out there. sh*t happens. We take from it what we want. But none of this is happening just for us." really? I find it pretty selfish to NOT appreciate your own life more when you witness something like that. Im not saying that god has a special place for me, in fact, I dont even believe in "god" persay. I dont think Im better than the people who were in that car, because I made I wasnt in the wreck. I dont think that those people were in a horrible accident BECAUSE I needed a sign. But I think the fact that I was where I was at the moment I was there was a huge sign and to not walk away from that having learned something is just ignorant.
The-Drunk-Lady The-Drunk-Lady 7 years
I believe in signs. Sometimes they're so subtle and unrelated to our problems, we miss them. Look up the term Synchronicity. It's an interesting subject.
The-Drunk-Lady The-Drunk-Lady 7 years
I believe in signs. Sometimes they're so subtle and unrelated to our problems, we miss them. Look up the term Synchronicity. It's an interesting subject.
Fallen85 Fallen85 7 years
In regards to Anniina's story and Popgoestheworld's snappy reply:I think when stuff like this happens people take it as a "sign" because something in themselves told them "we shouldnt go to that mall today" or (in my case) "I shouldnt let her go home right now" I think it's instincts or even just plain coincidence that worked out but either way, I think it helps people really realize that they should trust themselves alot more. While I agree that it's ignorant to think that something or someone made those people die so that YOU would change something about yourself, I dont think we should discourage people from taking away a very valuable lesson. Such as the woman who saw a car accident while she was mourning her relationship. I think she took a very good lesson from a very tragic accident and no one should be condemned for that.
Fallen85 Fallen85 7 years
In regards to Anniina's story and Popgoestheworld's snappy reply: I think when stuff like this happens people take it as a "sign" because something in themselves told them "we shouldnt go to that mall today" or (in my case) "I shouldnt let her go home right now" I think it's instincts or even just plain coincidence that worked out but either way, I think it helps people really realize that they should trust themselves alot more. While I agree that it's ignorant to think that something or someone made those people die so that YOU would change something about yourself, I dont think we should discourage people from taking away a very valuable lesson. Such as the woman who saw a car accident while she was mourning her relationship. I think she took a very good lesson from a very tragic accident and no one should be condemned for that.
bluesteyes bluesteyes 7 years
I was thinking about this all day today (not true, about half an hour), it brought back memories of that guy i was telling you all about. Here is the thing: when you feel there is a sign in romance, you ought to watch your step. Women buy into signs, and make a mountain out of a small pile of rubbish.I totally think signs are there to be cautious more than anything else
bluesteyes bluesteyes 7 years
I was thinking about this all day today (not true, about half an hour), it brought back memories of that guy i was telling you all about. Here is the thing: when you feel there is a sign in romance, you ought to watch your step. Women buy into signs, and make a mountain out of a small pile of rubbish. I totally think signs are there to be cautious more than anything else
queenegg queenegg 7 years
Okay, so I myself that I don't, but sometimes, I think that signs does exist and things happen for a reason. I actually battle with this because I refuse to believe in predestination. I don't want my life to already be laid out for me. I want to make decisions that create my path for me.
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
For sure :)
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
For sure :)
millarci millarci 7 years
I have a semi-funny story about signs. I was eating at a Benningan's and I wanted dessert. First I ordered the Banana Foster. The waitress said that they didn't have that. So I'm like okay. I scanned the dessert menu again and then asked for the strawberry cheesecake. The waitress went back to put that order in. Then she came back and said they don't have that either. In fact, they don't have any dessert available. So I gave up and took it as a sign that I should stick to my diet and not have dessert. LMAO!
millarci millarci 7 years
I have a semi-funny story about signs. I was eating at a Benningan's and I wanted dessert. First I ordered the Banana Foster. The waitress said that they didn't have that. So I'm like okay. I scanned the dessert menu again and then asked for the strawberry cheesecake. The waitress went back to put that order in. Then she came back and said they don't have that either. In fact, they don't have any dessert available. So I gave up and took it as a sign that I should stick to my diet and not have dessert. LMAO!
quitecontrary quitecontrary 7 years
"Che sarà, sarà." That's a bit fatalist, isn't it? - "What will be, will be." ; )
cordata cordata 7 years
Marvin Minsky, the guy who created the MIT Artificial Intelligence, studies how the mind operates. I liked his conclusion: there is no such thing as fate, only precedent and coincidence.Actually, when people believe give significance to inatimiate objects, like using sacrifice to appease the gods or touching a statue to achieve good luck, it's called "animal mysticism."I think sometimes it's comforting to think that someone is looking out for you and that certain events happen "for a reason." I just wouldn't live my life trying to analyze what it means when the wind blows in a different direction or the street sign is broken.Que sera, sera.
cordata cordata 7 years
Marvin Minsky, the guy who created the MIT Artificial Intelligence, studies how the mind operates. I liked his conclusion: there is no such thing as fate, only precedent and coincidence. Actually, when people believe give significance to inatimiate objects, like using sacrifice to appease the gods or touching a statue to achieve good luck, it's called "animal mysticism." I think sometimes it's comforting to think that someone is looking out for you and that certain events happen "for a reason." I just wouldn't live my life trying to analyze what it means when the wind blows in a different direction or the street sign is broken. Que sera, sera.
quitecontrary quitecontrary 7 years
I think it's taking it a little too far saying accidents and bombings are personal signs. Sorry, but those are coincidences and are so tragic for other people that I think anyone would take them as a "sign" to appreciate your own life. I think that everything could potentially be what we might call "a sign". It's just about how you look at it. In my opinion, EVERYTHING around us is giving us little (or big) indications of what we should be doing. That's nothing magical, it's just the way the world works. Unfortunately, so many people are so out of touch with the rest of the world and becoming so self-centred and preoccupied that when they do notice something, it becomes some super-meaningful "sign". Open your eyes- that's the way life works.
Muirnea Muirnea 7 years
"I find it incredibly self-involved when people take something like a tragic car accident and make it their own special sign. Or having someone ELSE get blown up at a mall instead of you. Why is God sparing YOU and giving everyone else the middle finger? It's just life out there. sh*t happens. We take from it what we want. But none of this is happening just for us." I agree Pop. I don't believe in signs at all. Things happen and then people find meaning in them b/c it makes people feel better to think someone is telling them something, so they don't have to always wonder, it makes it more "solid".
Muirnea Muirnea 7 years
"I find it incredibly self-involved when people take something like a tragic car accident and make it their own special sign. Or having someone ELSE get blown up at a mall instead of you. Why is God sparing YOU and giving everyone else the middle finger?It's just life out there. sh*t happens. We take from it what we want. But none of this is happening just for us."I agree Pop.I don't believe in signs at all. Things happen and then people find meaning in them b/c it makes people feel better to think someone is telling them something, so they don't have to always wonder, it makes it more "solid".
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