Category Archives: Personal Thoughts

Do you believe in bad luck?

It’s Friday the 13th and we are in the middle of October so I feel the need to talk about bad luck and about if I believe in it or no.

I sometimes feel that as a scientist I shouldn’t believe in in bad luck but I often find myself doing things to prevent bad luck (anti-jinx). I feel really silly about it but I can’t help it. Deep in my brain, I know that doing something, touching a part of my body or saying something won’t prevent things from happening, but deep in my heart I still feel the need to do something to reaffirm that I don’t want anything bad happening. I tend to dismiss correlated situations like “when you break a mirror you get 7 years of bad luck” because those things tend to be antiquated and tend to come from the same men that thought women weren’t supposed to vote because they were inferior to men.  But I also tend to find myself doing something thinking ‘I know this won’t do anything but it if it could actually help… I’m not risking anything by trying’.

I don’t believe that someone can be cursed with “bad luck” but I feel that everybody from time to time feel like they have. Because sometimes bad things happen one after the other and we can’t do anything to stop it. And I feel that we tend to try those anti-jinxes in order to feel like we are in control of these things from happening. Like I said, deep in my brain I KNOW that the anti-jinx won’t stop my ‘bad luck’ but deep in my heart I feel the need to do something that would make me feel better about my situation, that would make me feel like I did something to help and improve my ‘luck’.

Actually, it’s funny that we call ‘luck’ to a chain of events; if those events are good and make us happy, then what we have is good luck. If those events are bad, then it’s bad luck. So, I do believe that a person can have a chain of bad things happening to her/him but I don’t believe there is something like a ‘curse’ going on. I believe in life and I like to believe that energies tend to balance themselves out so when a lot of bad and shitty things happen, then good things will happen because life is a matter of opposites annulling each other.

It’s one of my goals to be able to stop doing certain anti-jinxes I couldn’t get rid of so far. I guess I would have to keep on trying!

Anyway, I would love to know what you think about this topic! Let me know in the comment section below: do you believe in bad luck? What’s your most used anti-jinx? What’s that thing that even you know it’s not true you can’t stop yourself from doing it?

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Spring is here!

No, I’m not wrong, spring has just begun here where I live (in Buenos Aires, Argentina) and even though it started a couple weeks ago I still wanted to ramble a little bit about how much I love spring. So here we go:

Spring is here and I couldn’t be any happier! I love spring, is my favorite season ever.

I don’t know what it is, and I’m going to write this even though I’ll probably sound crazy and cheesy, but beside allergies (I am VERY allergic to a lot of stuff), every time this season starts, love and happiness are in the air! I wake up happy because when I wake up in the morning, the sun is already up! It’s not too cold but also it’s not too hot. There is a nice breeze and everything you’ll need for the rest of the day is a nice hoodie and you’ll be good to go.

I can feel like almost every animal is happier, the birds chirp louder and everything looks so alive. The air smells so cozy and warm. I can’t even try to describe it. And maybe I like spring because it seems like the beginning of the Swan Song of the year. You start to feel like the year is coming to an end and to me it means that I’m closer to achieving my goals, which makes me so happy. Also, it means we are getting closer to my favorite holiday (Christmas) and that makes me so excited!! OMG, I love Christmas so much.

I have a lot of fond memories during springtime, when I think about previous years I remember that I was happy at this time of the year. Also, I started dating the love of my life five years ago around this time. And a lot of TV shows are returning and beginning and that’s always good news!

So I guess you could say that I have a million reasons to love spring but I have to say that I really don’t know what it is but the minute I start smelling spring in the air and the weather starts to feel a little warmer something clicks in me and I feel really happy.

I don’t really know why but I wanted to write about how happy spring makes me. I know it sounds weird and pointless but with so many awful things happening on the Earth right now it’s nice to think and write about things we like and things we love; it makes the world feel a little bit warmer.

Ok, my “I love spring” show is over, how do you feel about springtime? Do you like it? Do you have that same feeling about a season?  Which is your favorite season?  I would love to read your answers in the comment section! If this is your first time visiting Ideas That Build Cities please feel free to check the rest of the blog out and subscribe so you’ll be notified when I write something new! And if you don’t like giving away your email address that’s ok, you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, where you’ll be able to see whenever I post new content.

Anyway, I hope I see you next time…bye!

-L.S.

 

Let’s try a different approach

Hey everyone, it’s been a while.

I’ve missed you and I want to believe that you missed me too! I am back with a little something I want to try… I’m going to take a new approach about this blog. It’s going to get a lot more personal and I’m going to try to post a lot more. Why? Because I’ve been struggling so hard to write the perfect post that I hardly post anything at all. I have to stop chasing perfection and start practicing. Because maybe if I post more often I will reach new readers and I will be better at this.

Also I decided that I’m not going to share any posts from other blogs on any of my social media. If you are following me is because you care about my content, not about things that I might share in order to have my posts shared. This blog and what’s in it is mine, this is my baby and I need to start treating it like one.

I’m still trying to figure it out but bear with me. I’ve always wanted to be a blogger and I’m not going down without a fight!

What do you think about this? Are you ok with it? I would love to read what you think so please leave a comment in the comment section below!

See you next time… bye!