Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fear of Friday the 13th. Triskaidekaphobia

By Shafee Ahmed Ko

I found  this piece of article in  "Yahoo India Answer Blog" on June 13 2008 which fell on Friday. Most of the orthodox people are afraid to initiate effort in order to  accomplish their targets as they consider the day as an inauspicious. This piece of work was commented by me, appears here as bottom line.
 In Tamil Nadu,Puducherry,Kereala the poll  will be held on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, and the counting  will begin  on Friday 13th.May 2011. The orthodox genre may  be gripped with obsession, and following lines will alleviate and will be of much relief: 
Triakaidekaphobia  is the fear of the number 13. And today is Friday the 13th; a day burdened with wicked omens, especially for the Triskaidekaphobics, whose haunted souls have a crippling fear of the unthinkable evil that looms between 12 and 14. So if you get fired from your job today, or smash up your car, you know what to blame it on. An excuse for explaining our inabilities perhaps.
The fifth day of the week and the number 13, both have ominous reputations since prehistoric times. Some people won’t go to work; eat out; many wouldn’t think of setting a wedding on this date. Multistory buildings and hotels have no 13th floor. Airplanes have no 13th aisle. Except the 13th aisle is sitting right behind the 12th, just labeled as 14 to trick you into tranquility or maybe a good laugh at your expense! So,where does it come from the fear of 13? What is that made the number unlucky?  Does a mere number really have the power to wreak havoc in our lives? Or is it an easy way to downsize the screw-ups we ourselves are guilty of? If your dread of 13 begins to take over your life, you should seek professional help, says Bonebright. But that can wait until Monday I guess.


  1. This is nothing but compulsive obssession. A morbid fear that is linked with some catastrophes which co-incidently happened with the no 13. Those who are very much gripped with such phobias should do their routine chores on which the fear. The great result will be very much fruiteful. Slowly the fear will vanish. If any one fears snake, first try with rubber snakes,live-like,and with those non poisonous snake. My little child had a fear of cats. She was so wary about the cat. I bought cat toys,very bushy. The child started cajoled and fondled daily. The I brought the real cat. She started playing with it.
    Those who fear No.13, should do more things on this particular day. Conducting marriages, if any invoice sequences after 12, never skip to 14,be rigid to make an invoice on No.14. Ask for room no 13, a seat in flight No.13,wait for the consequence. Everything will be fine. It is unwanted and unnecessary fear that haunts such obsessive people.

    (Comment posted on June 13th, 2008 at 11:16 am by Shafee Ahmed Ko)


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