In old times, mirrors were not cheap but they were made with low quality and were easily defected. In order to avoid negligence, it was told that breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. So whoever broke the mirror must in debt their servitude for however long it would take to pay the owner back. “A superstition is an irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.”(farlex.2013) The breaking glass superstition is the myth I’m going to try to discredit.
Breaking a mirror or a glass happens quite often. Someone could drop their phone and the screen shatters. Using a mirror while putting makeup on and it slips out of their grasp. Also a glass vase filled with flowers could tip over and breaks. When a person who believes in this, breaks a mirror or a glass, they will focus on the bad events throughout the day. Something bad is bound to happen. So their mind will connect the negative events that happened to the superstition of breaking a glass. This is why people are led to believe that the superstition it’s true.
There are people who are superstitious and are quick to believe all or most superstitions. They want to have a reason behind everything and to be in control of their lives and “fates.” Because of this, they will defend their beliefs no matter how the facts prove them wrong. I had a friend named Jessica while i attended MSD(Michigan School for the Deaf) She was a strong believer of this peculiar superstition. I recall to a time when she had a tray full of food with a glass cup. The tray was heavy and toppled over along with the glass cup. It shattered and pieces were everywhere. She started crying and cut her fingers trying to pick up the glass. She said “I must not play the volleyball game tomorrow. It’s bad luck now that I broke this.” I thought she was crazy for saying that. She was an excellent player...