Happenings & Tragedies

01 Jul

You are traveling at 80 miles/hr and the traffic comes almost to a stand still because of all the
rubbernecking at a four car crash on the freeway , making you late for your appointment…..Happening

You break your neck due to a four car crash on the freeway….Tragedy

You watch the World Trade Center crash down in TV Happening

You are in the North Tower and rush down to save yourself while watching people jump to their death… – Tragedy

Your close friend’s grandmother dies and you console her – Happening

Your grandmother dies Tragedy

Your friend’s loved one gets terminal illness Happening

You or a loved one gets terminal illness – Tragedy


Posted by on July 1, 2008 in From AM-KICKING blog


3 responses to “Happenings & Tragedies

  1. Mindframes

    July 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Knowledge of the “happening” can mold your mind to be prepared for a “tragedy… But, only those who have faced a “tragedy” can relate to the corresponding “happening”…

  2. BrainWaves

    July 7, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    In between happening (just a sad event – far away) and tragedy (event happens to us) there is one more I would add, events that affect you emotionally and you feel empathy etc.

    Key difference in all these things is how it affects your day-to-day life. How frequently you are reminded makes a difference at level in which you get affected.

  3. Mad Max

    July 8, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Happening is the process…tragedy is a potential outcome…Happening always exists but Tragedy may or may not be the outcome…very interesting post…


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