Accidents are, by definition, things that should be avoided at all costs. But then they wouldn’t be accidents if they could be avoided.

Thankfully, there are what we call happy accidents. Some will call it serendipity. You’re walking down the street absent-mindedly when you literally bump into this person. You knock her bag out of her hand in the process. You clumsily go down on your knees to collect the contents of her bag, which have been scattered on the ground...

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