In the US, 13 is an unlucky number and 7 is lucky.
While, in Chinese culture, 4 is unlucky and 8 is lucky.
For those who follow them, these superstitions can impact big decisions. My mom’s friend did not buy a house due to the 4’s in the house number. Some buildings in the US and China don’t have 13th or 4th floors, respectively.
Interestingly, lucky/unlucky numbers are completely different in each culture.
So, is there any truth in them? Or are they simply beliefs that give us a sense of control? And if they are beliefs, can we change them for ourselves?