Carl Jung said “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.”
So much of our life experience and happiness (or not as may be) is determined by our personal reactions to what happens to us. The exact same event or experience will trigger two completely different reactions in two different people.
These instinctive reactions are nothing more than the response we offer to the meaning we associate with stuff. What things mean to us is 100% a learned interpretation and entirely subjective. Do you check yourself to explore if your ‘instinct’ is actually true.
Foolish joyrider, heart attack victim or photoshopped? Your instinct?