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The Shrink & The Sage: Superstition

Superstition is a brilliant song, but Stevie Wonder got it badly wrong when he sang, ‘When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer’. If only it were that easy. Superstition persists because believing in things that we just don’t understand is absolutely essential.”

Another FT Weekend Magazine column (29/30 January) that I’ve been slow to post.


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