David Navarro López

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Coincidence or Causality? Choose one.

Coincidence or Causality? Choose one.

a61744e1.jpgWhen I was about 7 years old, my grandmother told me, "when you do something, do it for you, always do the best you can, do not spare time or effort. As time passes, you will not remember how long it took or how much effort you put on it. But you will remember that you did the best you could, and you will never regret that you could have done better, but proud of your accomplishments."

That lesson has always accompanied me, and grandma was quite right.

Sometimes I look things I've done in the past, and those in which I forced myself not so much, "accuse me", while the ones I did the best I could, when I see them again, pleasantly surprise me.

In both cases, the time and its "gear" are a relentless and inescapable judge.

So I refuse to believe that coincidences exist, these unknown forces combining unforeseeable and unavoidable circumstances, of which we are at their mercy, without any control over them, or what happens to us.

What I think instead is that we have not a sufficiently broad view as to follow the consequences and sub-consequences of our actions and decisions, nor sufficient understanding of all its collateral aspects which leads us to a so-called "coincidence".

We are not developed enough to see the "Big Picture".

We rather prefer to believe in the "God of Luck" and so do not have to think much.

We fall into the futility of our mind, forgiving ourselves thinking that what happens to us is beyond our control, and therefore why should we strive for.

And we go through life as one who seeks girlfriend, doing the least to be done, let us say, “nice”, thinking that "if she wants me, she’ll have to accept me as I am," and that "for each train there is a train station."

Yep. And those who are successful, "are lucky". What a coincidence. (Good for you).


“Causality , or cause and effect, is the agency or efficacy that connects one process (the cause) with another process or state (the effect), where the first is understood to be partly responsible for the second, and the second is dependent on the first. In general, a process has many causes, which are said to be causal factors for it, and all lie in its past. An effect can in turn be a cause of many other effects. Although retro-causality is sometimes referred to in thought experiments and hypothetical analyses, causality is generally accepted to be temporally bound so that causes always precede their dependent effects.”Seen at Wikipedia.

Following the example of boy-looking-for- girl, if you are looking for an educated, intelligent, sensitive, etc girl, certainly you will not find her in a brothel.

If what one likes is the "punks" way of life, looking for her in Midnight Mass on a Sunday is useless.

Further to the given examples, it can appear tricky if you are looking for something deeper or time lasting things, but is quite easy in reality.

No matter what you do, do it well.

Starting with “being well”. Cultivate yourself, enhance yourself, expand yourself. As good as you do it, in the end, will benefit only you. No matter if you see results today, tomorrow or next year.

It follows “do well”.

Whatever you do in your day, start it as if it was your first day, and finish it as if it was your last. In other words, start doing things with illusion and finish them accurately

If your lover asks you for sex, don’t be humdrum and make he/her to see a complete constellation of stars

If you visit your parents, go with the illusion as if it was your first time to see them, and give them love as if it was the last day you’d ever see them.

All this will lead you to “having well”

You will have good relationships with yourself and your surroundings, “the gears of your life”

Some “gears” are big, and it takes more time to make a complete turn, but what it will happen to be will not be again a Coincidence.

You would have Caused it.

As I said. Choose one. What’s gonna be?


David Navarro López

vor 7 Jahren #15

well said Mohammed

David Navarro López

vor 7 Jahren #14

precisely dear Peter. To do or not do do. That is the question. There is no alternative on those. But when choosing to do, then many alternatives get opened, as you say. Then you are free. Confirmed we are saying same thing from another perspective. Glad we agree.

David Navarro López

vor 7 Jahren #13

The real hidden question behind is: are we designing our life or are we victims of it? I firmly deny to admit I am the product of fate, as long as it would mean I am not free to choose. And I had enough opportunities in life to check that if you make the right choices, you can master your destiny, same as when you are taking the wrong decisions. So the challenge of the post in reality is something in the line of: Are you sitting and crying because fate is the master of your life, like a victim, or are you standing up and facing your life, doing something valuable with it? Of course we have to deal with coincidences, which are beyond of our control, but letting coincidences to master my life is not my leitmotif

Salma Rodriguez

vor 7 Jahren #12

Excellent, @David Navarro López. Living every day as if it was my last reminds me of Entrepreneur Steve Jobs (R.I.P). He would say the exact same thing. Cause and effect can be summarized as "the decision we make given a previous outcome". I like to think of life as a chain of effects. What I did last year has influence on my thought process and what have decided to do this year. I have tried to trace the root cause of events in my last research study and boy is this hard. It is not just all the data I collected, but what does the data mean and trying to precisely understand human behavior. I was experiencing this "chain of effects". Last year, I was having it rough. That got me to exploring my environment, trying to solve problems. Since necessity is the mother of all inventions, I think that crisis I was having may have very well influenced my decisions later in life.

Ali Anani

vor 7 Jahren #11

It was yesterday that I was reading about some whales that prefer to strengthen their hearing ability to compensate for weak vision in water. Your reminded me of this Peter van Doorn by your writing "." is a bit, at least to me, the same as the question "Be blind or deaf? Choose one." I wrote a presentation on Separation Thinking and our tendency to ask if this or that and ignoring asking this AND that. So, your writing towards the end "To stay sane you need causality AND coincidence, at least I think. And we have it both, I am happy". Obviously, I agree with you on this. I really would appreciate your feedback on my last buzz on The Hidden Fractal Power. It attracted many interesting comments, but I feel you still would add much to the lively discussions there.

David Navarro López

vor 7 Jahren #10

You are absolutely right. Even if individuals are able to find Eureka moments, what humankind does with it is another question. This leads me to another question in my mind, which worths a long buzz. Is the humankind basically a "good will" or "bad will"? A question my mind is going to be busy along next week, on which I am going to be out for work, not able to connect. Stay blessed, dear Praveen.

David Navarro López

vor 7 Jahren #9

Corollary: If we would effectively be able to trace all the process cause and effect, would be the humankind to use it for the profit of all humankind, or just for the ones in power to understand it and master it? Look at the great advances of humankind in the last centuries and you let me know. Ali Anani could be one who could respond to this too, due his wisdom and long experience

David Navarro López

vor 7 Jahren #8

To your words "A coincidence is an occurrence of events that have no causal connect" I need to say, well, this is a brave assumption. Not to see the connection doesn't mean there is none. And we have no way to find it out. My personal "receipt" is to act at the inception in the way I believe it should be done.....and pray (LOL)

Ali Anani

vor 7 Jahren #7

As I red your comments on other buzzes I have a formidable opinion dear Praveen Raj Gullepalli- you are a great thinker with wide perspective. I loved so much your comment and I congratulate you for having a first-quality mind

Ali Anani

vor 7 Jahren #6

Just to mention that this comment of Praveen Raj Gullepalli is as deep as the ocean is.

Ali Anani

vor 7 Jahren #5

Dear David Navarro L\u00f3pez before responding. In all cases, I believe in the law of large numbers and that they lead to the formation of patterns. I am explaining in my next buzz why. For now, I say like soap emulsions in water the soap tend to form micelle with repeating patterns. I am trying to use tangible patterns to imagine intangible ones. I believe in that patterns repeat. Nature uses its tricks in many unrelated fields (seemingly). I gave examples of finger-like patterns and only after publishing this buzz I found that some whales have finger-like structure instead of teeth so that they may take huge amounts of water, extract algae from it and throw water out. My dear friend I said I am on a discovery journey and I hope luck would one day knock on my door.

David Navarro López

vor 7 Jahren #4

You missed it because I wrote it firstly in Spanish, and just this morning I have translated it for you and other bees who wanted to better understand it. As mentioned in your wonderful buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-hidden-fractal-power, sometimes is better not to look for explanations, but making things happen instead. But this is just my point of view. Thank you for sharing, my dearest friend

Ali Anani

vor 7 Jahren #3

Dear David Navarro- I don't know how I missed this buzz. Luck comes to those who deserve it. Many accidental scientific discoveries knocked the doors of persistent scientists. They worked well, hard and were persistent in their continuing research thill they were rewarded. Proudly I shared on three hives.

David Navarro López

vor 7 Jahren #2

Absolutely agreed. Furthermore, I can simply not understand how people keep doing sloppy work and ask themselves how can it be they are not having fun/getting good results of it. I don't know if it is attributed to Einstein, but is a great quote: "Insanity is to always do the same and expect different results" I can say in my own experience that, in your words "luck improves with effort" If you like this line of thinking​, you might enjoy also enjoy the following: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/can-the-character-be-forged

Ken Boddie

vor 7 Jahren #1

Many home truths in this buzz, David. How many of us have died waiting for Lady Luck to favour us. I am a firm believer in "Do it once but do it well!" Sloppy work will inevitably come back to haunt us. It's amazing how our 'luck' improves with effort. Thanks for your effort. 👍

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