birth­day gifts

Why can't you give gifts in advance?


  1. Super­sti­tions and their caus­es
  2. How to get around bad omens?

In our fast-paced age, peo­ple are sep­a­rat­ed by cities, years and dis­tances. Rota­tion­al work, urgent busi­ness trips, per­for­mance of offi­cial duties away from home, round-the-clock duty, sud­den ill­ness and a num­ber of oth­er cir­cum­stances can pre­vent the time­ly deliv­ery of a gift to rel­a­tives and friends on a birth­day or oth­er hol­i­day.

Opti­mists believe that you can con­grat­u­late the birth­day man and give a present at any time. Pes­simists and super­sti­tious peo­ple, refer­ring to ancient pagan signs, say that pre­ma­ture con­grat­u­la­tions can bring major fail­ures at work, seri­ous ill­ness or even death to the hero of the day.

Superstitions and their causes

The expla­na­tions of the ancient sign about why it is impos­si­ble to give gifts in advance go back more than two mil­len­nia back to the era of ancient pagan­ism. There are many ways to explain the con­nec­tion beten the advance gift and sub­se­quent adverse events. Let us briefly ana­lyze each of them.

  • Such a gift scares away saints and spir­its of deceased rel­a­tives, who come to the birth­day man on the night before the sig­nif­i­cant date. Accord­ing to pagan mythol­o­gy, a per­son, hav­ing lost the pro­tec­tion of his ances­tors, will become vul­ner­a­ble to the evil eye, curs­es and dis­eases. The expla­na­tion is based on ancient pagan myths and leg­ends. It has noth­ing to do with real­i­ty.
  • Gifts and wish­es on your birth­day car­ry a por­ful charge of pos­i­tive ener­gy. A pre­ma­ture gift has no such por. With­out ener­gy sup­ply, a per­son begins to aken and become seri­ous­ly ill. The expla­na­tion is based on mys­ti­cism, bioen­er­get­ics, the the­o­ry of tor­sion fields and the occult sci­ences. There is noth­ing in com­mon with the tra­di­tion­al sci­en­tif­ic approach and prob­a­bil­i­ty the­o­ry in this expla­na­tion.
  • At the fes­tive table around a per­son, in addi­tion to friends and acquain­tances, invis­i­ble angels and demons gath­er. Pre­ma­ture col­lec­tion will make them very angry, as a result they can pun­ish the birth­day man. The expla­na­tion is based on ancient mythol­o­gy, mys­ti­cism and relat­ed spec­u­la­tion.
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There is no sys­tem­at­ic analy­sis of what is hap­pen­ing and an objec­tive approach in such an inter­pre­ta­tion of events.

The most log­i­cal and plau­si­ble ver­sion of the expla­na­tion of the mech­a­nism of the adverse effects of a pre­ma­ture present (with­out an admix­ture of mys­ti­cism) states the fol­low­ing: after read­ing posts about mys­ti­cism and omens on the Inter­net, after watch­ing videos with ghouls and ghouls, com­put­er graph­ics thrillers, after read­ing many arti­cles on the top­ic of the occult, a sus­pi­cious per­son begins be very ner­vous in antic­i­pa­tion of a sad out­come after a pre­sen­ta­tion accept­ed ahead of time.

There is a strong stress, which is the cause of the dete­ri­o­ra­tion of health. Ancient signs and leg­ends have noth­ing to do with this. In this ver­sion of the expla­na­tion of the events, there is a very large amount of truth, hov­er, many emerg­ing aspects and con­clu­sions are in the field of psy­chol­o­gy, extrasen­so­ry per­cep­tion and oth­er areas of med­i­cine far beyond the scope of this arti­cle.

Super­sti­tion, omens and mys­ti­cism arose simul­ta­ne­ous­ly with the advent of Homo sapi­ens. The lack of knowl­edge made it impos­si­ble for prim­i­tive man to pro­vide a con­vinc­ing expla­na­tion for ele­men­tary nat­ur­al phe­nom­e­na (light­ning, wind, the onset of day and night, ather changes, rain­bows). As a result of this, syn­thet­ic expla­na­tions arose (var­i­ous super­sti­tions and signs).

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In the slave-own­ing era, super­sti­tions intim­i­dat­ed recal­ci­trant slaves, instilled fear of vio­lat­ing ancient tra­di­tions and rit­u­als. Pay­ing trib­ute to ancient tra­di­tions and try­ing to find a way out of a dif­fi­cult life sit­u­a­tion, in the 21st cen­tu­ry, civ­i­lized peo­ple with two high­er edu­ca­tions still guess on wax, cof­fee grounds and put a cop­per coin under their heels.

How to get around bad omens?

A sim­ple and effec­tive way to get around bad omens is not to focus all your thoughts on the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a bad out­come. Focus­ing on the pos­si­ble unfa­vor­able out­come of the work begun (based on bad omens and signs), a per­son cre­ates in the mind a sta­ble zone of increased excite­ment that dis­tracts from the main prob­lems. It seizes mem­o­ry resources for the cyclic process of find­ing a way out of the sit­u­a­tion. Atten­tion is scat­tered, a per­son begins to make gross log­i­cal errors.

Bypass­ing super­sti­tions and bad omens is of par­tic­u­lar impor­tance in the lives of peo­ple who re born on the last win­ter day of a leap year. Strict­ly fol­low­ing the tra­di­tions, they can cel­e­brate their birth­day on time only once every four years. All oth­er years they are forced to accept gifts on Feb­ru­ary 28th.

To com­bat prej­u­dices and myths in such cas­es, it is best not to go head-on, so as not to shock a loved one and not put him in an awk­ward posi­tion. You need to use round­about ways.

To min­i­mize the neg­a­tive impact of pre­ma­ture pre­sen­ta­tions and bypass bad omens, expe­ri­enced psy­chol­o­gists and psy­chics rec­om­mend the fol­low­ing steps.

  • Hide the present in a seclud­ed place in the birth­day room, inform­ing rel­a­tives or acquain­tances about this, who will hand it over to the hero of the day on time.
  • Send a gift by mail indi­cat­ing the exact date of deliv­ery to the addressee.
  • Give a present before the birth­day with­out con­grat­u­la­tions and wish­es, say­ing that con­grat­u­la­tions on the anniver­sary will be right on time. On the right day, you can call the hero of the day and con­grat­u­late him on the hol­i­day.
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This tac­tic is:

  • leaves a good impres­sion from the atten­tion giv­en to him;
  • avoids con­flict about not attend­ing a birth­day par­ty;
  • pre­vents an unpleas­ant sit­u­a­tion pre­sent­ing a gift much lat­er than the anniver­sary;
  • allows you to give a gift on time if a per­son­al meet­ing is impos­si­ble for objec­tive rea­sons;
  • does not affect the canons of the world­view of a super­sti­tious per­son, so as not to cause him offense or men­tal trau­ma;
  • cre­ates pre­con­di­tions for fur­ther devel­op­ment and strength­en­ing friend­ly rela­tions.

An inter­est­ing fact: sta­tis­tics col­lect­ed from open sources indi­cate a mea­ger per­cent­age of unfa­vor­able events coin­ci­dence with ear­ly birth­day gifts. In total, about 100,000 doc­u­ment­ed facts of pre­sent­ing presents a few days before the birth­day re ana­lyzed.

At the same time, absolute­ly no con­nec­tion was found beten the pre­sent­ed gift and the fur­ther devel­op­ment of the sit­u­a­tion.

For infor­ma­tion on why it is impos­si­ble to con­grat­u­late in advance, see the next video.