For the past week I've been seeing the numbers 444 at an alarming frequency. If you're unsure what this is, in Asian languages the word for "Death" sounds very similar to the word for "4". Three Fours, in repetition, refers to "death".
Now, I'm usually not that superstitious. I play poker professionally and have to absolve myself from being affected by any unusual patterns in probability and variance, and of course any superstitions, including the concept of luck. I think I do a pretty good job at this normally.
However I just see "444" way too much. I'd glance at my clock, 4:44. I'll see a stack size or a bet size amount in poker, $444. This has been happening a LOT for the past 1-2 weeks, and has been happening TOO much to just be a common pattern in chance/coincidence. I mean, of course statistically it could happen but it's very rare at this frequency, I'd estimate. To test that this isn't just a psychological issue, I told myself I'd give another arbitrary repetitive number, i.e. 333, added value and keep a look out for that. I've only noticed that maybe once in the past week, while I see 444 multiple times on average per day.
I'm going overseas for 5 months in a week, so I'm afraid maybe this is a sign that I'm going to die soon? :[.