I dont believe they have inherent qualities of their own. It seems to me we impute what we believe onto people and things and create them into magic or curse. The mind creates it, and you create your mind.
Tinned beans... pimp them up for me
a dash of olive oil, a dash of cumin, chopped garlic, a bay leaf, a diced tomato or a scoopful of tomato paste ..add the drained bean can. couple dried chillies flaked..4 minutes on high, stirring...finely diced small onion with a squeeze of lime..voila
you got a corn on a cob...your turn to spruice it up