Psychology and Psychiatry

Why you can not cut yourself

The superstition that it is impossible to cut yourself has existed since the days of our grandmothers, who clearly adhered to this tradition because of a certain fear and giving the hair an exaggerated, mystical meaning. Many people and even individual professional hairdressers currently adhere to the belief that you cannot cut yourself yourself, which looks a little ridiculous.

Since ancient times, in the culture of many nations there was a belief associated with hair. If you touch the old Slavonic culture, you can find information that the curls were equal to the receptacle that stores the human vitality. For this reason, the babies were not cut, and the first haircut was carried out after reaching the crumb of 3 years of age. The first haircut for a boy in a princely family was done on the day when he was first put in the saddle.

Naked children in different cultures did not shave at all: the Chinese left the boys a bang; the ancient Egyptians kept the boys hair on their temples or crown, and the girls curls were tied with red thread.

If you read the biblical legend of the invincible Samson, then there we find information that the strength of this hero was just hidden in the length of the hair. And when his hair was cut off in a dream, he lost his physical strength and became temporarily vulnerable to enemies, until his hair grew back.

Some Orthodox rituals are associated with hair, for example, ordinations as monks (tonsured) and baptism. The shaven head meant the sign of slavery, and the tonsure (shaved circle on the crown) was a sign of the spiritual or monastic dignity of the representatives of the Catholic clergy.

In the life of a woman, not the last meaning was given to the hair either. Beautiful, long hair has long been a sign of excellent health and strength. Often the girls chose to marry their hair. Female curls were given exaggerated value, believing that they hid the wisdom and magical power.

Since ancient times, all the magical rites were carried out with flowing hair, which served as an attribute of evil forces, therefore married women had to collect hair, covering them with a scarf. Hair was considered a special "vessel" of vitality. Our ancestors believed that by “cutting off” this force, a man shortens his own life and changes the fate bestowed by God. Hair was assigned the role of a conductor between the cosmic energy of the Universe and man.

Referring to the culture of ancient peoples and their beliefs, one can single out many reasons why one cannot cut oneself. Following long-held beliefs, if hair is a life force, guardian of health, luck, and wisdom, then after cutting it, a person loses all of this. It means that it worsens its health, shortens its life for itself, puts on failures. Superstitious people think that cutting their own hair, you can change your life for the worse. And if an unmarried girl does her curls or bangs with her own hands, she will always be lonely.

All these beliefs are not supported by anything, nor any scientific evidence that this truth does not exist, which means that psychologists do not need to worry about this, because the person himself creates his own destiny and actions aimed at shortening the length of the hair have nothing to do with it.

It is important to note that man is a "programmable machine." That is, his behavior is natural, and is determined by some program, which is partly innate, and partly its formation occurs in the process of life. Programming of any person in everyday life occurs through training and education. A human program is understood to mean all its properties that influence decision making. The program includes beliefs, habits, knowledge, skills, that is, character traits and life experience. An important property for an individual is his personal ability to form his own program, which means self-programming ability, which in turn forms the basis of a person’s free will.

So is it possible to cut yourself? Sure you may. A man is the only thing that risks, as this is the roughness of his hair, spoiled by mood, but no more.

In order for any person to have good events, it must be correctly programmed. If you convince a person that nothing terrible will happen in that he will himself cut his fringe and temples, then so be it. If, however, to adjust to the negative from the commission of such actions with your hair, then the person will write off all of his failures in life or health problems to the account of a haircut that was personally produced once.

The device of consciousness of the individual allows him to program without his desire and knowledge. If information on the dangers of self-cutting is transmitted from generation to generation, then the person’s consciousness will receive this information without protesting. Such methods of influencing the consciousness are referred to as "manipulation of consciousness" or "zombing", therefore, it is widely believed among people that it is impossible to cut oneself.

So, to cut yourself on your own or not - you will, of course, have to decide each individual person. There is one thing for sure that harm to health and fate will not in any way adversely affect it.