My friend Ed is an avid cyclist and is also into aikido. He rode his bike to an aikido class. He started to ride back home and realized that he had left his helmet at the aikido studio. Rather than continuing to ride home he went back to get the helmet. They were just closing up and he got there barely in time to retrieve the helmet.
On the way home a large limb from a tree fell on his helmet and head as he was riding his bike. I guess we could say that had he just continued riding home he would not have been at the time and place where the limb fell. Or we could see that going back to the studio to get his helmet may have saved his life.
Posted by Dave Barish