You’re 100% absolutely correct. “Everyone alive practices magic and compulsions for control”
It serves a purpose; magical thinking is perfectly human and as far as know, we’re all human.
When I see it in myself, sometimes I allow it, sometimes I fight it, although I suspect there’s many (most) areas within myself that are of the magical thinking variety are working and functioning and I’m not even conscious of it. Still, I keep trying to find them smile emoticon