I think the best way to guide the generation in the right direction is to first eliminate all the superstitions that are fed into their brain from the time they are born.
Superstition is a way to make you believe that something would go right. That the luck is with you. It kind of gives you confidence in yourself. But I always argue that this is false confidence.
Let me give you an example.
Superstitions are highly prevalent in the field of sports. Sachin Tendulkar always wore his right pad first, because he believed that it is lucky for him. Similarly, Shewag steps into the ground with his right foot (something like that). These superstitions give you false confidence that things will go your way.
But they are can turn pretty ugly very soon.
Superstitions are destroying people’s lives in all verticals. There are superstitions like if a cat crossed your way, you will have bad luck. But hey, I’ve intentionally walked past after cat crossed me. Just to prove a point. And trust me, nothing ever “bad” happened. These are so dumb, that I feel like crushing them.
Superstitions make you weak.
They make you believe in something which is not. You believe in some external unrelated event with your life. How crazy is that?
Similarly, there is a supersition related to the Manglik dosha in India, where someone dies in a marriage.
But you can make a promise to yourself today that you will put an end to this.
Let these superstitions die with you. Don’t pass them to your child.
You don’t understand the effect of these superstitions. A simple fear-inducing thing like “a monster in the dark” could make your child fearful of the dark the entire life. This is a superstition. Don’t feed your child with false and negative beliefs. Instead, make him believe in himself/herself and his/her abilities.
I hope you are with me on this.
Put an end on Superstitions going forward.