December 14 – synchronicity

December 14, 2019 =========

☆  synchronicity 同時性


The dictionary definition of synchronicity is the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear to be highly related but do not seem to have any causal connection. It’s also a concept, that Carl Jung first used in psychology to refer to “meaningful coincidences”, where things seem to be related but also don’t seem to have a connection.

Do you think this is similar to the meaning of serendipity as being a “happy accident”?

I used to think that the two were similar, however, a coincidence is quite different from an accident… and to be honest, not all synchronicity is happy – meaningful, yes, but not always happy. So, all this time I’ve felt that serendipity and synchronicity were similar but now I’m wondering!