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I just kind of thought of this last night and it seems to me to be illogical but i can't tell why.

An event, like you getting hit by a car, is very rare. If you think about that event happening, does that make it even less likely to happen? The odds of thinking about being hit by a car and it actually happening are very low, much lower than if were just hit by the car. Doesn't that then mean that we can make events less likely to happen (besides things we know are going to happen) if we think about them happening before they do?

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker: The principle involved here is called the primacy of consciousness; that thoughts can change reality. The king of these ideas is that a 'supreme consciousness' created the universe etc. Descartes agrees with 'I think, therefore I am.' Religions reinforce it with the notion that praying will help you. The mystic sooth-sayers mumble over tarot cards, or the stars. The 'naturalists' believe in the power of instinct or intuition... the list goes on.

Existence exists. Regardless of whether a man is there to hear it a tree falling in the forest does make a sound. It is monumentally conceited to believe that a mere thought can change anything; thinking about the consequences of an action and changing your behaviour to accommodate them is another matter entirely.