In my WIP I'm currently working on, my poor hero has been cursed. I'm pretty much torturing the man so he can see a world outside his short-sighted life. He fights me tooth and nail, but darn it, he's going to grow!
Anyhoo, I figured I'd post about curses. Not that I know anything, but what my beliefs are on them. The way I figure it is the psyche works in strange ways. If I believe that my life is doomed and I'm superimposed with strings of bad luck, then that negative thinking alone is enough to make that true. (I know someone like this and the person truly has the worse luck I've ever seen).
But, if I believe my life is full of love and joy and I'm satisfied where I'm at in life, then I'll have a joyous life. And if not, I can make some changes in what's not making me happy.
And, of course, there is prayer, and I must say it's pretty powerful. Hope and faith can be the very strength one needs.
I believe if the back luck person I know would just start believing his/her life could turn around and actually attempted to set out to do that, then he/she might be surprised by the outcome.
To me, this is generalized. There are people out there who no matter what they do, nothing seems to work out for them. Why? I wish I knew. I'd love to help everyone have a happy and loved life. Since I can't, I'll just continue to work on my hero and maybe in time, my readers will at least enjoy the adventure I've created with this story when it's done.
Have you ever known/heard of anyone being cursed?