I know I shouldn't write or do anything when I am angry but I want to share how sometimes it I wish I could undo some strange chain of events as cause and effect are so incommensurate.
This morning I was going to go to work by bike. I had a small breakfast and I was going out when I realised that my sunglasses are missing. I spent 10 minutes looking for them thinking that the sun is strong and it would be nice to have sunglasses. I found them and I left home. I started biking when I heard a noise in my front tyre. I leaned to have a look and then my glasses, being quite loose, started falling. I tried to catch them, I lost balance and fell off the bike bruising my arm, twisting my wrist, hurting my elbow. I know that this wrist and elbow will hurt for weeks if not months, I will not be able to bike, driving is harder, etc.
Then I was kind of angry that I had looked for my sunglasses because if I hadn't done it then they wouldn't have fallen and I wouldn't have fallen either. I realise it's a bit arrogant to mess with the cause and effect but isn't it strange how a cause of a very insignificant dimension (like looking for glasses or not) can lead to a very significant consequence?
A similar thing happened to me some three years ago. I was hesitating if I should go and play football on a rainy November Sunday. Then I decided to go and I had a serious injury to my knee which will be with me for life.
Sometimes I wish that if bad things happen at least they happen by some overwhelming necessity because otherwise it is us and our free will and our free choices which govern the order of things. And this, of course, gives us a bit too much of a responsibility to handle.
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