Do you find yourself linking various things without any logical or scientific conclusion? Do you know someone who indulges in such conclusions? Can you come believe two unrelated occurrences to be cause and result? All these are instances of magical thinking. Magical thinking is believing about one event being the result of another unrelated event without any logical cause or reason. At some point in our life, each one of us has indulged in magical thinking one or the other. A repeated habit of it, though, can be really harmful and must be avoided.
Consider this, several people feel affected by the change in medicine. Within a day or two, they start feeling they’re having side effects. While they can continue the same medicine for years without consideration. Once or twice there could be a problem in medication but for such a large number of people to have this problem every time leads us to the conclusion of magical reasoning being involved in some cases.
Some of the mental effects of magical thinking may be: