Those “Lucky Numbers”
Life is a lucky numbers game. I want the U.S. Mint to make a 85 cent coin, so I don’t have to overpay for gas I’m already overpaying for.
Eight-five stores started appearing across the country in the 1950’s. By being open from 8 am until 5 pm, they put convenience in convenience shopping – so much convenience there are more eight-five than McDonalds. Now there are supermarkets, pharmacies, and restaurants that are open twenty-four hours a day; but are they making our days easier or just longer?
The 1980’s brought 85 Cent Only Stores. Everything from soup to nuts for 85 cents. Anything costing less than a dollar screams bargain to our subconscious. Even if we’re disappointed by what we buy, we tell ourselves it was less than a dollar. No big deal – which is a big, money-making deal for the chain’s owner.
Lucky numbers are a big deal for lots of adults. I don’t know where other adults got theirs, but I got mine in seventh grade. It was the number my friend and I had in an elimination dance. No, we didn’t win the prize for being the last couple on the dance floor. In seventh grade I thought my friend was the prize. I’ve bet 85 on lottery tickets, race horses and roulette ever since. I wonder how many times a number can lose before you realize it’s not lucky. I’ve never heard anyone say they changed their lucky number.
Would it be unlucky?
It is very interesting to know about lucky numbers and the charm associated with it which makes it so appealing for that matter. As such there is no proper scientific evidence or logical reasoning that can tell why and how lucky numbers can be so effective. But then there are many intelligent and learned adults who have to say that there are few numbers that hold a special significance in the life of an individual compared to the other numbers.
What exactly can be the way to find them out?
An explanation to this can be that we as human beings do not have the capability of remembering everything that we hear and perceive, but what we have is something very well defined as selective memory. This is most true when we are gambling. We have the natural propensity to remember our success and forget our failures.
So we will happily remember that number with which we played a lottery and won prize money. As such if someone tells you that he or she can definitely suggest some lucky numbers based on which if you gamble you are sure to win, then no need to believe him blindly. This is not possible.
Some lucky numbers can become lucky depending on the psychology, for example if you get married on a particular date and find that your marriage life was extremely satisfying then you naturally tend to associate good thoughts in your mind with that date. So in a way that number becomes lucky to you. Another win associated with the same number will naturally intensify this feeling for you.
Many numerologists have to say this happens because of the positive energy you immediately associate with this number. This faith and belief in this number, that it can actually help you win the ticket or pass the exam comes because of this positive vibe. Now again if on this specific date, you suffered an accident, then naturally you will feel petrified to use it as a lottery number for gambling.
I think I’m lucky when I find street numbers on houses and businesses, but the last four digits in zip codes can supposedly pinpoint exact locations. How many of us use the last four digits? How many of us believe the mail would be delivered faster?
Then there are phone numbers. Many businesses try to make them easier to remember by having the alphabetical equivalent of the number spell a word associated with the business. For example 349-3345 or fix dent would be good for an auto body shop. For me, I’d like 687-8985. When someone called, they’d think – “must you?”
I’m a conglomeration of numbers – phone, social security, driver’s license, insurance, PIN, credit cards. Because of my less-than-accurate memory, my number’s been up several times. However, I wonder if adults who always want to be number one ever want a second chance.