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We all know someone who points out how many years of bad luck we’ll have if we break a mirror or the terrible things that’ll happen to us if we come across a black cat. First you have to be able to mentally separate things that don’t normally get separated.

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Their attitude of hard work turns even bad luck in to good luck.In short, a lucky individual creates his own luck, firstly, in imagination and then in reality by his hard work. "Kiran Bedi- India's First Woman to Join Officer Ranks of The Indian Police Service"- In our culture, we have several underlying superstitions that people believe.