The power of positive thinking and self-fulfilling prophecy often go hand in hand.
The young woman who married a dog is a perfect example.
Village elders told 18 year old Mangli Munda that she was cursed with bad luck and hounded her to marry a canine in order to lift the spell.
Not thrilled with the arranged marriage, Mangli said: “I am marrying a dog because the village elders believe that my evil spell will be passed on to the dog.”
Fortunately the wedding is not legally binding. Mangli won’t need to divorce the pup before remarrying.
Apparently other young women have taken the same path with grrrreat success.
Who knows whether the evil spell is actually absorbed by the dog. The important thing is that Mangli and her villagers believe it is. As a result, the curse is broken.
I’m all for the power of positive thinking and think I’ll try it out myself. Maybe a self-fulfilling “profitsy” that nets long-term financial security, at least for my dogs.
May the farce be with you!
Photo credits: Barcroft India