Read this for good luck


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Examples of TikToks that encourage someone to use a sound for luck.

Kadence Dean, Staff Writer

Manifesting, also known as the ability to use the power of your mind to create and change the reality you experience. 

This idea has been seen in a certain uproar lately, especially on social media platforms such as TikTok. Although, some of these videos and trends are getting very superstitious. If you have been stopped by a video and told to repeat phrases such as “I am so lucky” or encouraged to use a sound or you will have bad luck, you have been victim to this trend.

Manifestation focuses on the power of the mind and consciousness. Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism all trace back to be the origin of the beliefs. Over time manifestation has been seen to happen either subconsciously or with intent. Manifestation is seen to use the laws of attraction to get what you want by doing hardly anything but believing that you could or already have achieved it. This mindset can be created by using the eight principles of manifestation. There are many methods of manifestation, with the latest craze being these new videos on TikTok. 

This new craze of TikTok has been infiltrating every for you page, causing almost a mass hysteria and delusion. People have been blaming their misfortunes on not using a certain sound and interacting with the post. Although there is not much to do with direct correlation, some people believe that this trend involves manifestation. When in belief that something bad will happen to you due to not using a sound, people manifest that belief into coming true. There is zero scientific proof to support these claims, but this ongoing occurrence has made people believe that it is in fact true. 

Many people have fallen for these almost spam TikToks. The trend even resembles old chainmail trends. Chainmail is not the armor, but the texts and messages that would force you to share to a certain number of people or click on a link in order to avoid a certain negative situation or for “good luck.” Most of the time these messages were used to scam the receivers into creating a chain and usually getting some sort of personal information. Although these TikToks have no signs of scamming viewers into giving out information, they allow for the creator to gain more traction on a post in order to get more views and hopefully become monetized.

Getting monetized on TikTok requires a minimum of 10,000 followers, 100,000 video views in the past 30 days and the account must adhere to the TikTok Community Guidelines and terms of service. So, with sharing and interacting with the video, TikTok senses a presence around the video, and posts it on more users for you pages. 

Creators on TikTok taking part in these trends is what causes so much hysteria. Viewers become anxious that a simple video could cause things such as a breakup, losing a job, getting a raise and even death. It is important to know that no video can cause such things to happen, and when you believe something is going to happen, the theory of manifestation is what might be taking part. The more you believe that good things will happen to you, the more they will according to the practice. So even though Tiktok told you that your mother will die if you don’t like, share and comment, scientifically you should be perfectly fine without considering coincidence.