Accidents do not happen, we earn them.....

@mimpi1911 (25467)
India
October 25, 2008 4:04am CST
Accidents largely happen due to the direct or indirect decisions we take in life. We can highly avoid them by being alert, rational and judicious. How far this has been true in your life?
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@ashiflett (1045)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I think that this is true on the most part. In addition to this, I believe that each of us are set to learn certain things in life. Nothing happens by "accident" - there is a reason for everything! With that being said, I also believe that there is both a positive and a negative side to all as well.
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@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
25 Oct 08
Thanks ashiflett. Accidents could be both happy and sad but we are mostly responsible for those. Unless its some major providence!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
27 Oct 08
Hi Mou u might be right about it buit i dont think that u can be Right about avoidiong it Sure u take any decesion based on some reasons, circumstances, logicals and facts, but some times u may make mistake and for sure its not intentional, And thats from where u learn to do it next time and its called EXPEREINCE. But sure the same mistake must not be committed again Take care
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
27 Oct 08
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
27 Oct 08
Wow, u r fast Mou Are U back Happy Diwali to U
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
6 Nov 08
Yes, sometimes accidents happen even when we are being alert and wise. That's because of others.
@alokn99 (5719)
• India
25 Oct 08
To a large extent yes.They are caused due by our mindlessness, not being alert, and thoughtlessness. Its very pertinent that you bring this up at a time of Diwali. Most accidents here happen due to our carelessness. I've experienced this myself and have been fortunate in this regard. There are those who are not this fortunate though. Then there are those which are caused by our collective ignorance. For ex: A building fire caused by short circuit by regular maintenance. The recent incident of a small child falling into a deep borewell, (which you may be aware of ), could have been avoided by proper safety measure's. But having said this there are those which do happen to us due to the rashness of others. A recent car mishap that i had would be an example of someone else at fault. Being alert, following the rules, understanding following safety instructions, Simple things like wearing helmets...there are so many things. All it needs us to be concious of these and follow them.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
27 Oct 08
Hang on, will gt back to you...
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
6 Nov 08
Hi alok Yes, a lot of the fatal accidents could be avoided by being alert and wise, as you have mentioned so well. But there are many like terminal diseases, carcinoma...happen with little contribution from our side! Again, we humans live in a society where our lives are so interdependent on others that's its hard to live a turmoil free life. And also as leenie has rightly said, we humans cannot be perfect i any respect. Thanks for enriching this post.
@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
I think that's true. I dont believe that something's happen by accident, everything happens for a reason we just have to be open about it and learned from it. some events serves as clue to what will happen next. Me, I love thingking over what had happen to me on one day and i jot down important event that matters to me and are new then as days goes by, those records are seems to be connected for what had being done in the past.. Life is mysterious and I'ts really exciting to find out that same thing happen even if we changed.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
6 Nov 08
Hi anex Nice to see you after long. Hope you are doing fine. I really appreciate your thoughts here. Here, I am talking about what happens on a larger perspective and you have got it right.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
Really? So you are suggesting that a person sitting quietly in their house when a car comes crashing through the front door is asking for it? That is the biggest load of nonsense I have ever heard. It is somehow their fault that a drunk driver failed to control their car? This is blame the victim nonsense. It is called an accident because it was NOT something you could do anything about. To say it was somehow the victims fault is an attempt to blame the victim and so pour guilt over something that they could not do anything about. I do not believe for a minute that I have earned any of the accidents that have happened in my life. When the car behind me smashed into my stationary car because the driver was not looking at the road at the time was solely his fault.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
6 Nov 08
You are right sharra. I might develop some terminal disease and that too without any fault of mine! There are so many things that actually negate this. This is a just discussion and does not 3ecessarily air my view point.
@subha12 (18472)
• India
29 Oct 08
it may be true in many cases. but in my life there was a near fatal accident. but it was not my fault at all. i bike came from behind although it was red signal for the bike. it hit me.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
6 Nov 08
I am sorry to hear this. And agree with you Subha.
@James72 (26833)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
I do agree to a certain extent mimpi but we can also tempt "accident fate" by being TOO alert, cautious and judicious as well! Think about how many times you may be carrying something for example; and you keep saying in your mind "Don't drop it, don't drop it" and then suddenly you stumble and drop it! lol. I have had this happen to me so many times it's not funny and it's as if the law of the universe is willing me to do the complete opposite of what I am requesting of myself. I have since learned a new mindset that helps with this and it is nowhere near as common anymore thankfully. But generally speaking I do agree that we create the accidents we experience.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
6 Nov 08
lol... being too much alert could sometimes make us lose it! I agree. But that must not stop us from being alert.
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@dpk262006 (50335)
• Delhi, India
27 Oct 08
It is true upto an extent, we can avoid accidents by remaining alert and aware. However, sometimes we also falter due to one reason or the other, afterall we all are human beings and we are likely to commit some mistakes. Sometimes, even if we take adequate precautions, accidents happen because someone else commits the mistake. Suppose, I am driving a car and someone suddenly takes a quick turn without giving an indicator, then I may land in trouble. So you are supposed to be doubly alert for avoiding mishaps.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
6 Nov 08
That's exactly happened to my friend. He nearly been saved a fatal accident due to some others fault! Indeed we do mistakes and that affect all of us.
@derek_a (10904)
26 Oct 08
In Zen we talk about being mindful of everything in daily life - to focus on the moment of now. That way, there are fewer mistakes to be made, just some lessons we are learning.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
29 Oct 08
Great thing you shared here!
@drannhh (14901)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I tend to think there is no such thing as an accident--I'd rather call them "on purposes" but sometimes even when we are ever vigilant, other people cause unfortunate things to happen through their carelessness. It is not always possible to get out of the way...or is it? Is this one of those "what comes around goes around" things?
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
6 Nov 08
Oh yes, they are but 'on purposes'! We live in a society and even if we take utmost care to be responsible we may fall prey to others' irrationalism. Thanks.