1. It Provides Peace of Mind
In a world full of unknowns, it’s comforting to feel like there is some magical factor that has power over your fate, your actions and your future. It’s terrifying if you accept the reality that terrible things happen to good people and that you have no control over what tomorrow may bring. On the flip side, believing that some mystical or supernatural element might impact your life provides a sense of order where there isn’t an obvious explanation or guarantee. As Psychology Today tells is, according to Bruce Hood, psychologist who specializes in developmental cognitive neuroscience, “in the absence of perceived control, people become susceptible to detecting patterns in an effort to regain some sense of organization.”