Originally Posted by Dr_Watso
It's not an exaggeration... It's literal. If you truly believe that whatever is going to happen to you in the road while you cross is simply destiny, and you can do nothing to change it, what's the point of looking?
I think that might be instinctive, reflexive neurological/muscular impulse rather than a considered choice.
If someone swings a machete at your head, chances are you will duck, regardless of which side of the argument you're on.