Metaphysics & Psychology
Millions paralyzed by Friday 13th phobia
By T.K. Randall
May 13, 2011 · 37 comments
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To most it's any ordinary day but to some Friday 13th is a time when fear and anxiety go in to overdrive.
Superstitions have lead to Friday 13th being regarded by some as a day when an unusually large amount of bad luck can be expected, it is estimated that up to $900 million is lost in business due to people avoiding the things they'd normally do. Some people have it even worse and suffer from a complete and irrational fear of the day, a condition known as friggatriskaidekaphobia.
Most Canadians will brave ice pellets hailing from the skies, rush-hour traffic and roads covered in black ice to get to work. But some won't be able to face the thought of leaving their homes on Friday the 13th. The good news for friggatriskaidekaphobiacs, people with Friday-the-13th phobia, is that there is only one this year. The bad news: it's today.
Source: Vancouver Sun
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