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Why you stop if a cat crossing your Path?

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In India i had seen it many times that People stop for 2 or5 min if a cat crosses their Path. But most of these people in India and around the world do not know the reason, why they stop for 2 or 5 min if a cat crosses their path and just following the crowd on the name of custom or tradition. So, I decided to do some research and find out the truth behind it and found out some really knowledgeable and must share stuff.

Why you stop if a cat crossing your Path?

Well there are two type of belief for this custom (tradition). One is traditional belief i.e. what people believe and other is scientific belief . We will talk about both traditional and scientific (or ancient) belief with some of its history one by one:

◾Traditional Belief (what people think):

Considers it as a bad omen and they believe it as a Bad Luck. They thought that it took away their luck so for whatever work they were going won't be fulfilled. So, wait for 2 or 5 min so that it took somebody else's luck aand left yours.

◾Scientific (Ancient) Belief:

In early Periods, there were Jungles on both the sides of road so there would always be a danger of being attacked by animals. The tradition behind wait if cat crossed your path because there might be some animal after it (You have read about the food chain very well.) and let that animal passed too. So that you won't come in the path of animal that was after cat. That's how you get saved from that animal. So, our ancestor asked us to wait for 2 or 5 min if cat crosses your path. But it lost its original meaning now and has just became a superstition. So, next time if you see any cat crossing your path, don't be scared because there is no more jungles left (THANKS TO HUMAN).
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