Friggatriskaidekaphobia: How To Easily Eliminate The Fear Of Friday The 13th

Friggatriskaidekaphobia–a huge word that is terrifying in itself–is defined as having a morbid fear of Friday the 13th (as opposed to triskaidekaphobia, which is the fear of the number 13).

Many people are so absolutely paralyzed by fear and won’t fly, drive, or even leave the house.

Many famous people were afraid of the number 13.

Napoleon avoided it like the plague.

US President Hoover didn’t like it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt wouldn’t travel on the 13th, wouldn’t have 13 dinner guests.

Henry Ford would not do business on Friday the 13th.

Where Did All Of This Start, Anyway?

Here’s the weirdest part of Friggatriskaidekaphobia: Nobody seems to know where this all started. I have no idea where this superstition comes from… I’m IN this business!

We do know that the fear of Friday the 13th started to become mainstream popular in the 1950’s. The fear of the number 13 started in the early 1900’s.

But WHY?

I don’t know. And when I ask people, I get vague answers like “it’s a bad luck day.”

Okay. WHY?

I actually think it’s a lucky day.

I figure that with so many avoiding travel that it’s a perfect day for a drive or to fly somewhere. Not to mention that it is statistically safer to travel when there are less people around to get into an accident with!

Friggatriskaidekaphobia: Is It Self Hypnosis?

You attract to yourself what you think about most.

If you are a positive thinker, positive things seem to happen all the time.

If you are negative thinker, negative things seem to happen. All the time.

You can change your internal thinking easily, just by changing your focus.

Given that there appears to be no rational reason for the fear of Friday the 13th why not focus on making Friday the 13th the best day you’ve ever had?

Why not say to yourself “Something really positive is going to happen to me today?”

Go ahead and have FUN with it! Think about the fact that if millions of people stay home… the roads will be much safer… lineups will be much shorter… you’ll be able to get more done…

By focusing on the positives and expecting the best out of your day, you’ll find that good things will start “appearing” all around you.

Let me be clear about something, though. Those positive things have always been there, you just haven’t noticed them. By turning your focus towards the positive, you’ll attract success to yourself.

It just takes a bit of practice, that’s all. Try it–today–and amaze yourself. Make Friday the 13th YOUR lucky day!

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8 thoughts on “Friggatriskaidekaphobia: How To Easily Eliminate The Fear Of Friday The 13th

  1. This is just my thoughts of Friday the 13th. It may have come from the Catholic church. I know many Catholic people and they seem to be very superstitious.

  2. I don’t know where the idea came from, but the apartment I used to live in downtown has 21 floors and no 13th floor.

  3. Apparently Friday the 13th is connected with The Last Supper where 13 sat at the table. And Good Friday comes in here somewhere too. Sounds reasonable.
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  4. I like Friday 13th…it’s fun to me. One time i went out on a date on a Friday 13th with a guy who was afraid of Friday 13th and didn’t really want to say anything to me when i scheduled the date…but his energy was unbelievable…everything went wrong…his car broke down, we didn’t make it to the movies, he started to panic waiting for the towing…ah what a mess! all because of a number! but hey, Friday 13th saved me from having another date with that guy…he just needed to chyll. Oh and i remember it was a full moon too, hahaha.

  5. I think we give way too much power to things. We, as humans, have the ability to successfully charge things with negative or positive energy. I use to be supersticious before I started believing in mind over matter 🙂 I actually forgot that it was friday 13th and my day went by normal. If you focus the mind to believe that something is negative, you can infact infuse it with negative energy, vice versa. If you focus on friday the 13th with being a negative day, something negative just might take place. It has a lot to do with the laws of attraction as well. 🙂

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