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Do you believe in "signs"?

Asked by lostinyoureyes (1118points) February 24th, 2010

For example, I’ve been debating whether or not to call this guy… then I happened to click on a youtube video of a girl and her boyfriend.. and her boyfriend’s name is the name of my guy. Then I said, “Ooh, it’s a sign that I should do it!”

Lol, I must admit that it does seem a bit like I’m looking for these signs.

But anyways….do you believe in them?

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jrpowell's avatar

Not really. I believe that you can find meaning in pretty much anything if you are looking for it. I used to play the french fry game with my first girlfriend. That doesn’t mean a trip to Burger King means that I should call her.

And call the guy if you like him. Someone has to make the first move.

judochop's avatar

Signs will always be there is you are “looking” for them. Other than that they are just coincidence.

Jeruba's avatar

No. Your imagination and your sensitivity to the things that are already on your mind create this illusion. It has no meaning.

ucme's avatar

Nah.Crop circles, what a load of mumbo jumbo.The Sixth Sense,Unbreakable,now they were movies I enjoyed.

susanc's avatar

I believe they help me to notice what I’m hoping to notice.

can’t believe i wrote that sentence but it’s exactly what I mean

TheJoker's avatar

No, I don’t believe in anything with supernatural connotations… I think signs are just things we want to see.

jrpowell's avatar

@susanc :: That actually made perfect sense. I’m drunk so I’m not sure if that is a good or bad thing. :-)

susanc's avatar

@johnpowell :: it’s always a good thing.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

That’s kind of a weak one, I’m sorry. I do beleive in signs, though. Call him anyway, don’t regret it. What’s the worst that could happen? good luck with it!

thriftymaid's avatar

I have perceived some pretty powerful signs in my life that were just that.

fathippo's avatar

I don’t know if I always believe them, although sometimes I think they might be coming from somewhere (i don’t know =P) . But it is only in areas that mean lots to me I would notice, which could mean we are missing lots of ‘signs’ we don’t think about noticing, or it’s nothing more than just being human like, and it’s pretty hollow. But I still like to believe there are deeper connections with the universe/ multiverse or whatever that we have, but maybe aren’t fully aware of even if they might not even exist =P

downtide's avatar

No. It’s just that you notice it because it’s on your mind. Its like when you buy a new car, and you suddenly start seeing a lot more other cars of the same make and model as your new one. There isn’t reall more, you’re just noticing more.Same with signs and omens – you notice what’s most on your mind.

mattbrowne's avatar

I believe in stop signs and other street signs. I also believe in natural signs, like black thunderheads indicating heavy rainfall to be expected. Cause and effect does matter, though.

Nullo's avatar

On the whole, yes. But I don’t think that the youtube video is going to be one of them.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Only if they can be measured with scientific units. The barometer is dropping at 5 mm/min. That’s a sign we are going to have a storm. There was a earthquake of R5 magnitude in the ocean. That’s a sign there will be a tsunami. The CO2 is rising at 30 ppm per decade. That’s a sign Sarah Palin will say Obama is an elitist.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Once in awhile,I’ll stop…;P

Cruiser's avatar

Sign Sign everywhere a sign

They are there if you are open to seeing them!

liminal's avatar

I believe they point out what is occupying my thoughts.

They also fuck up the scenery:

DarkScribe's avatar

I believe it when I see a “Speed Cameras in Use” sign. (I found out the hard way what not believing it brings.)

This lass believes in them.

cbloom8's avatar

No, and neither should you. Believing in the supernatural, in signs, and in anything like that is at best lazy and at worst dangerous.

Nullo's avatar

@worriedguy But telephone calls from friends don’t count.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I’m going to take this Q as a reminder to actually open my eyes as I travel through lighted intersections on the drive home tonight. Perhaps your question will therefore save someone’s life! And perhaps that person is the next Hitler.

I don’t put much stock in signs. (But I will keep my eyes open while driving. It’s on your conscience now.)

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