When elders say something, there is always some meaning in it.
I do agree with this statement.
People always know what is good and what is bad. They never think about what could bring them good and what could bring them bad.
"Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts. Thoughts turn into actions" - Anonymous.
Consider a situation. A student prepares a lot for his exams till eleventh minute. He leaves his home. His mind is full of positive hopes. Cat crosses him. Younger sister nearby says, "Crossing of cat considered as bad Omen and so you will fail". Student partially beleieves. Finally, one single negative thought completly ruins his mind and now his mind is filled with negative thoughts. Ultimately, he fails.
Now, whom shall we blame? Cat or Younger Sister or The Student?
I would blame only the student. He should have never beleived it.
Elders of ours must have seen similar incidents like this and made the assumption "Crossing of cat is a bad Omen".
I cannot prove that this is wrong and so, no one else can prove that this is correct.
When a sales person says that his product is reliable and worth every penny, we people don't believe them.
We people discuss, interact, check with other people about this product before falling into a final conclusion.
When we people can do this kind of checking out in products, why are they not checking out the belives made by our elders.
People always thinks and talks about only negative things that has happened to them.
Is there any people who says, my works were successful since a cat crossed me?
Some other belief are as follows.
* If you see donkeys, it will bring luck to you.
* When crows cawks outside our house, we believe some guests are going to come.
* Seeing a death patrol while going somewhere brings success.
All I say is that, before beleiving something, just ask yourself the following questions.
* Why should i believe?
* What if i beleive?
* What if i not beleive?
Do this. Nobody can stop you.