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Are coincidences merely coincidences or something else?

Asked by slboval (4points) July 23rd, 2008

coincidence, fate, destiny

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loser's avatar

I don’t believe in coincidences.

damien's avatar

I don’t believe in fate or destiny so I’ll say coincidence.

Aren’t questions on Fluther not supposed to be “Totally open-ended”?

sndfreQ's avatar

chance and probability

PupnTaco's avatar

Mere coincidences. Any implied meaning behind such an event is brought by ourselves and our own prejudices, fears, and desires.

flameboi's avatar

“I don’t believe in fate, I believe in odds”

emilyrose's avatar

@Damien—- is there a rule for that? I don’t think it matters….

Upward's avatar

For me coincidences or nothing more than chance and probability, but that doesn’t stop me from using them in my life. Coincidences are sometimes opportunities for relationships, business or personal growth. Take advantage of the opportunities life hands you.

Lightlyseared's avatar

once is happenstance
twice is coincidence
three times is direct enemy action

marinelife's avatar

I think most of the time they are coincidences. I have had a few chains of what appeared to be serendipitous events occur at exactly the right time in my life that I find interesting.

However, when you begin to think cnincidences are not coincidences most of the time, it is a slippery slope to conspiracy theorist.

tinyfaery's avatar

We find connections however, and whenever we please; its an important human attribute. Coincidence is all perspective.

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