One thing that fascinates me is when cultures that have never met each other develop sayings, rituals, customs, etc. independently. Now I like to think of myself as a man of science, but even science has its limitations. If I hear of a group of people have practiced a form of medicine or old wives tale for centuries, I'm going to put stock in it; these people have been doing what they do for that long for a reason. Even if Western science has not yet found any evidence of said practice's effectiveness, I will give it credence. With that said, I've always grown up hearing about the "power of words". This is something I've heard among Americans, non-Americans, spiritual people, non-spiritual people, etc. I think just about every culture says not to jinx things or not to put bad energy in the universe, speak positive affirmations, etc. What do you think about this Sherbros? Is what we say important or is it just a matter of superstition? Do our words have some power to make things manifest, or is it just a hindsight justification we use when things inevitably happen? Thoughts?