Coincidence is the act and the result of matching : agree, agree. The coincidence can also refer to a coexistence or one concomitance . For example: “Will you also go on vacation to Miami? What a coincidence!", “I didn't want to meet my ex boyfriend at the bar, it was just a coincidence”, “The presidents of these countries have more coincidences than disagreements”.
A coincidence can be something that occurs simultaneously and / or in the same place . Suppose a man He decides to go to dinner at his restaurant with his wife, and on that site he meets casually with a friend who is having dinner with his wife. The choice of the same restaurant was a coincidence: it was not a previously thought out plan.
It can be said that a coincidence occurs when different people they make, independently, the same decision or similar decisions. That two neighbors decide to buy the same car model is a coincidence. The same can be said of two brothers who, living each with their respective partners, choose the same menu for dinner.
With respect to spontaneous-looking coincidences, there are those who believe that they are not about the outcome of the random , but there is always a well defined path behind all facts, whether or not we are aware that we go through it at every step with our actions. In this way, some people tend to reject chance after causation. The discussions in this regard are endless, since neither party can irrefutably demonstrate its position. The truth is that there are situations that leave their protagonists perplexed by the degree of coincidence that characterizes them.
Far from being an issue that interests only the most superstitious, the study of coincidences has had many scientists busy throughout history. Looking for answers to questions such as "is it possible to know the destination ? ", have dedicated their lives to translate into formulas the seemingly casual and inexplicable phenomena of nature, and in some cases they have succeeded.
Such is the case of the golden ratio , a discovery that serves to describe the spiral that can be seen in the shell of a conch shell, among other issues that fascinate the human being, such as the Mona Lisa painting, all thanks to an irrational algebraic number.
The idea of coincidence is also used to refer to the fact of share a certain thought or a certain way of proceeding . If two or more leaders of different political parties agree to eliminate taxes and to charge access to education, it can be said that there are coincidences between them.
Coinciding in certain ideas or thoughts is the same as saying "agree", "agree" or "agree". In other words, it can be said that in a case like that of the political leaders mentioned in the previous paragraph there is a coincidence as a product of the dialogue, which leads them to support the same decisions, and perhaps also a coincidence prior to their meeting, if they already had the same ideas before speaking or even knowing each other.
It should be noted that, before the start of some TV shows and movies, the filmmakers clarify that the similarities with real facts or characters are "just a coincidence". In this way they specify that, if any element of the fiction It is coincident with reality, it is by chance. In these cases, the film companies seek to get rid of any accusation regarding the similarity of the story with the lives of certain people, especially when the content includes scenes considered "strong", such as being racist, sexist or extremely violent.