Why do some people believe in the power of spam chain mails or messages?
10 responses to “Musing #0002”
wla lang…minsan dahil trip lang…
Takot sila? Haha. =) I don’t believe but I think I have to. I’ve been loveless for ages. Haha. Dahil ba dun? Wehehehehe.
Actually it annoys me, and I believe most people too, that’s why I never spread them. And to not feel guilty, I just don’t read them. Haha.
because it’s so convincing you can’t help but believe=P
pero minsan obvious na hindi talaga totoo may factor lang talaga na “wala naman mawawala e”, that’s why.
Maybe bec. of the threats such as the unlucky years that one would have if one will not send a particular msg to a given # or the way of thinking that people wouldn’t lose anything if they’ll do such thing like sending it to others?
I guess, People, esp. Filipinos are superstitious in nature bec. if they aren’t, then those chain msgs/letters have probably ended already.
walang magawa e unli nmn…
or stupid lang talaga..
it’s in the content that makes them believe.
when the contents gives you goosebumps,,
it makes you believe
but i find it silly…of course….
people who do such mails
are very smart….
it will scare the hell in you…
personally, i don’t believe in luck, but there are still some messages worth sharing to others, so i forward ’em.
…but, of course, if they’re just a waste of time, i usually just ignore ’em. they’re pretty annoying, especially the “cursed” ones. i’m pretty sure the “curses” they hold are not true. hey, i’m still alive, aren’t i? and i still feel blessed.:)
oops, medyo nalayo ata yung comment ko sa question mo. i just said my reasons, and didn’t quite share my opinion.
i think people forward this stuff for any of the following reasons:
– they’re true believers of luck.
– they fear the unknown.
– they’re skeptical but fear being cursed in case the curse in the message was true.
as for our race, i think we’re naturally superstitious.
oh, and please forward this comment (upon reading it) to 50 people in the next 30 seconds or you’ll have a terrible itch on your back, particularly in the area that’s just out of your reach. hehehe… 😀
[quote comment=”276″]Years ago I still forward inspiring ones without consequences. It just became so tiring and repetitive that I never forwarded any one again.
@mike: That joke was quite old though it still cracks me up everytime. :lol:[/quote]
what joke? it is cuuursed i tell you… cuuursed… do you not feel the itch on your back? hehehe… 😀
seriously, forwarding inspirational messages gets old quite fast, especially if you receive the same message just a few days later.