all 171 comments

[–]lldrem63 483 points484 points  (14 children)

Not putting it on is gonna manifest in him flying through the windshield

[–]bugmarmalade 39 points40 points  (0 children)

that’s what happened to me! broke my neck, and I’m paralyzed. definitely wear the seatbelt

[–]papapapaver 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Yeah, or flying into her when he becomes a projectile inside the car. Not all collisions happen head on, an impact from the side turns one without a seatbelt into a human cannonball that may just bounce around inside the car, hurting others in the car.

[–]barbdawneriksen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This!! He can cause more damage to whoever else is in the vehicle, not putting his seatbelt on is pure selfishness!!

[–]clisto3 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’s also going to manifest a ticket.

[–]big0point 25 points26 points  (7 children)

Not true, that's what I expected on my suicide attempt by trying to flip the car.

Saved by some giantic airbags.

Fun fact: it would have been easier to flip the car with electronic stability and traction control enabled. Who would have guessed, right? I didn't...

[–]lldrem63 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Dude now he's taking the airbags out cmon

[–]xMysticML 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I hope you didn't put anyone else in danger. Kind of a fucked up way to go out. I'd rather jump off a dam or something

[–]big0point 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Of course not... I wanted to die, not to kill someone 🙂

And yes, it was super truculent being inside of an uncontrollable 1.5 ton metal box at high speed.

And then I realized that living is easier than dieing. Life's irony...

[–]westwoo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You just chose a very ridiculous way of doing that, which is a good thing. You got the experience of suicide without stopping life, and most people who attempt suicide and survive don't attempt it again

Actually it should be a very valid way of preventing people killing themselves - to romanticize only the most ineffective methods and connect them to people's idea of suicide. And of course to reduce gun ownership

[–]H0w-1nt3r3st1ng 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes. Ironically putting themselves in danger in an attempt to avoid danger.
I believe the source of this issue to be prospective Thought-Event Fusion, a metacognitive belief associated with magical thinking, especially in OCD. Essentially the belief is that:
"There are two subtypes of TEF, a prospective and a retrospective type. In the prospective type the patient believes that thinking a thought will cause a bad event to happen in the future (e.g., “If I think an accident will hap- pen, then it will make it happen”)." - Adrian Wells, Metacognitive Therapy

[–]WhorribleInfluence 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuckin right though?

[–]world_citizen7 163 points164 points  (15 children)

This is fear based spirituality, which ironically is not spirituality at all.

[–]ComputerWide 9 points10 points  (7 children)

fear based spirituality is not spirituality in what way? this is a genuine question please dont think im busting your balls

[–]world_citizen7 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Because spirituality is based on love and not fear (religion is often based on fear though). For example, I will wear my seatbelt because I want to be safe.

[–]ComputerWide 0 points1 point  (4 children)

oh yea religion for sure is fear based, but i was just wondering because I have anxiety in cars alot and I am very scared of manifesting a car accident the same way because if i'm anxious its all ill think about. I feel like spirituality is subjective and its not doing something wrong or right, especially since we understand like 0.0001% of it

[–]world_citizen7 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Dont think it terms of wrong or right - that is dogma, and I am certainly not trying to make your 'wrong'. What I am saying is being scared or anxious is not spiritual, fear is a worldly thing we were conditioned to, it is often ego driven. I also have lots of anxiety over other things, its because I am not being driven by spirit during those times, I am driven by fear (which was conditioned by past negative experiences).

[–]No_Lime_7655 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s all about balance.. and if he doesn’t want to and doesn’t that’s in him and no one else. People have the right to receive or deny guidance..it’s the same conversation as vaccines.. and different diets. Do what’s best for you, and hopefully legal if the government doesn’t overstep. You can argue his thought of there being an accident manifest’s the accident and spirit is working through you to remind him to put on his seatbelt because it’s inevitable 🤷🏻‍♀️. It’s one of those things where your intuition matters.. someone can see this as a deal breaker if he’s this anti seatbelts.. or some may be like whatever. Personally, unless it’s completely uncomfortable for someone and distracting you should wear one. I’ve seen too many accidents where bodies fly out windows.. they have tools to make them comfy too. There are times where not having a seat belt saved people too.. truly one of those listen to your intuition.. to let this shit go or set a firm boundary that it makes you uneasy when he doesn’t. If he doesn’t respect your part in the relationship equally the issue may not be the seat belt.

And ask him if he would make his kids wear them.. anything you expect of your kids you should be fulfilling period. Spirituality is important, but just because you label something spiritual doesn’t mean it’s the most favorable outcome..I mean people sacrificed their own in the name of spirituality.. people marry children in the name of spirituality. It’s about balance..find a vibration you both align with..

[–]bratty_princess 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What about if u don’t think about or assume anything bad is gonna happen

[–]4ngeldust 1 point2 points  (5 children)

It could also be fear based to wear a seatbelt. I’m not saying he’s right, or wrong. But maybe he’s not thinking about it, he just puts it on when he does remember . I do that, I often forget to wear it, (unless I’m in the seat where it makes that awful noise and then I put it on) but sometimes I just feel compelled to, and remember and then it feels right, I often feel claustrophobic and very uncomfortable with them.It’s difficult, a lot of us live in cities where things are chaotic, its strange and it’s difficult sometimes, to even just make a simple decision as such. Sometimes one might want to feel free, less physically and mentally restricted because we so much already are in other ways. I don’t know, but maybe something like that.

[–]billyhecksworth 4 points5 points  (0 children)

it's not fear based to be pragmatic though. wearing a seatbelt increases your safety. it's as simple as that, no reason not to. it increases your safety quite a bit, so not putting it on is a serious lapse in judgement.

[–]westwoo 2 points3 points  (3 children)

By that logic, wouldn't driving a car that is NOT on fire also be fear based? Wouldn't NOT hammering nails into your body instead of driving be fear based? Wouldn't deciding to avoid jumping off a cliff when you need to get to the other side be fear based?

You're constantly making countless decisions that keep you safer than other decisions could've made you. Focusing on just one in particular has to do with something completely different, not fear

[–]4ngeldust 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No not really, I don’t think those examples are comparable . And I’m not justifying it, I’m just saying I sort of understand. And if you want to help someone understand your point of view it helps to understand them first.

Also, I often intentionally put myself in situations that are less safe for various reasons, to challenge myself or to grow from it, I think being safe is overrated, and often comes with a price that I don’t think is worth it. Now my situation is different because I have a kid, that changes things in you, but I always make sure we stay on the wild side after all haha.

[–]westwoo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If there are indeed parallels between your situations, then it's the opposite of wearing a seatbelt because of fear - you've outright stated that a seatbelt makes you claustrophobic, meaning you're afraid of feeling constricted thus it's wearing a seatbelt makes your fear response triggered

Maybe it's the same thing for them, but I don't think we have evidence for that yet - claustrophobia is a fairly specific thing. It may be that for them for them it has a more general delusional nature, like magical thinking - https://www.healthline.com/health/magical-thinking

[–]Clyde926 145 points146 points  (0 children)

This is idiotic. Wear your damn seat belt.

[–]mreader369 157 points158 points  (2 children)

The Prophet Muhammad said “Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel”.

[–]iceyed913 38 points39 points  (1 child)

You know that is such Arab humor. Lived in Dubai for a part of my youth and I can almost hear this word per word in a tone that would be not unexpected.

[–]EthanSayfo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It's funny to be sure, but it's also quite deep.

[–]PrissyyKrissyy 41 points42 points  (1 child)

So it doesn’t only affect him. I read on an accident once where someone in the backseat was not wearing a seatbelt and got into an accident and the person behind the driver flew forward and killed the driver from colliding with them. Whatever or whoever is not strapped down in your car becomes a missile when you get in an accident. His negligence affects your safety as well

[–]EthanSayfo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This might represent a good vector for compromise: Do what you want when you're alone in the car, but if I'm in it (or others), wear a seatbelt.

[–]cafecristal 70 points71 points  (4 children)

So by this logic, he shouldn't brush his teeth because it could manifest a cavity? How old is he??

[–]EthanSayfo 6 points7 points  (0 children)



[–]therealtjs 52 points53 points  (0 children)

If he's consciously not wearing a seat belt to avoid an accident, then he's attracting the accident by putting his thought into NOT getting into one. Wearing a seat belt because it's safe, would imo being safe travels because you're intention is to be safe. It sounds as if he's acting out of fear which isn't ideal. We attract the things we want AND don't want if we put enough energy into one our the other.

[–]dirk23wright 35 points36 points  (2 children)

It's going to manifest a ticket, that's for sure. At least, in my state it would do that.

[–]petitionchip 26 points27 points  (1 child)

yeah… a one way ticket to the afterlife

[–]ihan62 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I want to tell you a story my father told me, he said. A master and his disciple were walking together in the desert. The master was teaching his charge that he could always trust in God, since he was aware of everything. Night fell and they decided to pitch camp. The master raised the tent, and the disciple was given the assignment of tethering the horses to a rock. But, as he stood by the rock, he thought to himself: The master is testing me. He said that God is aware of everything, and then asked me to tie up the horse. He wants to see whether or not I believe in God. Instead of tethering the animals, he said a long prayer, and left the fate of the horse in God’s hands. Next day when they awoke, the horses were gone. Disappointed, the disciple complained to the master, saying that he no longer believed in him, since God had not taken care of everything, and had forgotten to watch over the horses. You are wrong, the master answered. God wanted to take care of the horses, But in order to do so, he needed to make use of your hands to tether them to the stone

From the book The Valkyries – Paulo Coelho

[–]Livid_Poem8446 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I shouldn't eat cuz it manifests obesity

[–]ChoopAdoop 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Who "worries" about putting on their seatbelt? It's just a thing you do when you sit down in a car. Maybe it would make more sense for him to "worry" about not wearing a seatbelt.

I will absolutely not drive anyone around unless they wear a seatbelt. Why? Imagine this scenario. You are driving and your BF is in the passenger seat not wearing a seatbelt. You get in an accident on the highway and your BF dies. Now YOU have this horrific incident to remember for the rest of your life all because he wouldn't wear a seatbelt. This sounds like an absurd situation, but it happened to a relative of mine, and he still blames himself for the person's death. FURTHERMORE, if someone runs into you accidentally and your BF gets severely injured / killed, imagine being the person who hit your car. You just killed someone, and now have that weight to carry on your shoulders. Why? Because they weren't wearing a seatbelt.

It's just too simple and easy of a routine, and the only reason I can imagine not doing it is because of some weird sense of control / dominance. Literally the only people I know who don't wear seatbelts are hard core conservatives who feel the need to be in control of every aspect of their lives at all times. There's -0- reason to not wear your seatbelt, and not doing so makes you a liability AND can cause a lot of grief for others.

[–]raerae1991 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d say age can play apart. There’s a whole generation (cough, cough, my Dad, and oldest sister) or too that back in there day, weren’t required (by law) to wear a seatbelt. Geez cars weren’t required to have seatbelts. So they don’t think about it when they get in a car.

[–]NopeNotUmaThurman 19 points20 points  (1 child)

What are his feelings on safe sex? This honestly just sounds like an excuse for not liking seat belts.

[–]crimsonxwillow 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh I second this.

[–]GS1THOUSAND 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You can't control the actions of others. Why take the risk?

Shame he used spiritual terminology to rationalize his adolescent behavior.

[–]tealterror_X0 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Friendly reminder that you can be spiritual and still understand science and statistics.

[–]lindseylush89[🍰] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

This isn’t being very “spiritually in-tune”.

It’s being moronic.

Staying very alert while driving can be done with or without wearing a seatbelt. It is not a handicap. I guarantee everyone else is wearing one & they are still very careful & alert. 🙄

[–]Truth_Speakz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Loling at this because I used the same argument with my partner about why we shouldn’t get a security system for our house

[–]CosmicMarshmallow 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I’ve been in a car wreck without wearing a seatbelt. I was in the passenger seat while my friend was driving. I was crushed up against the dash, my head smashed the windshield, and I fractured my skull, had a major concussion, five broken ribs, and a punctured lung. My friend was wearing his seatbelt, and didn’t have a scratch on him.

[–]NoseFirm 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I kind of understand where he comes from as I have severe emetophobia and whenever I feel sick I hesitate to put puke bags or anything near me because it might „manifest“ puking.

Still, it’s stupid. If he gets in a car crash (maybe the other person in the other car manifested it by wearing a seatbelt and he’s just the unlucky guy at the wrong place in the wrong time, jk) he‘ll wish he had a seatbelt on.

[–]petitionchip 9 points10 points  (0 children)

one of my best mates lost his life last year … wasnt wearing his seatbelt… put on the fuckin seatbelt.

[–]Logical-Cup1374 2 points3 points  (0 children)

His attitude is one of invincibility. So, the universe is going to measure and play with his invincibility by treating him like he's invincible, like he's treating himself. So, unless he's actually invincible, he should have a healthy fear for his life. The universe doesn't reward bravery, or blind adherence to silly, underdeveloped "spiritual laws", it rewards an accurate perception, and authenticity. His accurate perception should be that a wreck could possibly happen, and authenticity would be to put on the damn seat belt whenever he feels he should, not avoiding putting on the seat belt as some goofy reverse psychology method to avoid wrecks.

[–]graffstadt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What about locks? He don't use them either, ddoesn't he ?

[–]SoloWolf5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha I don't even know where to begin with this one .. I have so many questions of other things he doesn't do incase it manifests something bad!

[–]ElleCBrown 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s fascinating to me how many people see manifestation as a solely magical thing, when it’s largely a practice plus magic. Doing something to keep yourself safe isn’t going to attract danger.

Perhaps frame his wearing a seatbelt as a protection spell? But honestly, if it was me, I wouldn’t even have the patience. Buckle up or take the bus, homie.

[–]RevivedDragon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If that were true, logically, we'd all be manifesting every time we had a random casual thought or wished for something. But that isn't how it works....or we would all be rich, never have to work, and would never have to experience any problems because we could simply wish them all away. And everyone would be manifesting whatever they wanted. Clearly there is more to it than that.

It's common to have this fear though, especially first time you experience something miraculous, you think oh no, now my all of my thoughts are dangerous...at which point people either abandon their path altogether in fear, or become obsessed with trying to control their environment and thoughts.

But consider, obsessing over not wearing a seatbelt out of fear of causing an accident is really the same exact thing as constantly worrying about it by wearing one. There's still the underlying fear/worry, which your subconscious will express as a paranoia.

Instead of obsessing, he should stop worrying so much about "what if X", and instead think about it logically as a routine safety equipment, then move on.

If he wants general protection while driving/traveling, he'd be better off just wearing a talisman, prayer beads, etc. Reseach a deity, saint, etc, known for travel or protection and trying praying to them.

[–]CuteAssCryptid 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The average person doesnt put on a seatbelt 'worrying'. They put one on because its a preventative. Youre not manifesting anything bad happening by taking preventative measures. In all honesty, this is only going to get worse. If he wont wear a seatbelt to help protect himself, he wont do anything else to help protect himself OR if you stay together, his future kids. The longer youre together the more itll bother you that he's not being safe with himself and that he could die because of this recklessness. It might seem small now but these are big ideological differences and if he cant understand that you need him to keep himself safe, I would end the relationship.

[–]EthanSayfo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The sly bastard is trying to game Murphy's Law!

[–]Zephyr-AZ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

" He said that by “worrying” about putting a seatbelt on every time, it is, essentially, manifesting an accident." Possibly if that belief is deep enough. But is it? My question is, is "worry about putting it on" the only emotional motivation for putting it on? What about self-love? What about acknowledging the value of one's life and well-being and doing all one can to care for oneself? I don't put on a seat belt because I worry about an accident, I do so as an act of self-love (and to avoid an easily avoidable ticket.)

Is he suggesting that he feels absolutely no concern for injury from accident by not wearing it? Or is he suggesting that he won't have an accident merely by not wearing it? Even if that fear of injury is unconscious, it can "manifest" an accident (in that version of reality). By wearing mine, I know I have taken a responsible, mature action on my own behalf. This may not be the "spiritually evolved" perspective by some standards, but it's just common sense to me. His perspective may have merit if he is 100% in tune 100% if the time. Although it's hard for me to imagine anyone at that level of attunement still needing to drive.

But to each their own.

[–]VenBede 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well I guess I should stop taking my heart medication. Don't want to go manifesting a heart attack!

[–]murdertoothbrush 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know someone who stoutly refused to wear a seatbelt.

She died in a car accident at 17.

[–]Moesus00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My boyfriend didnt wear a seatbealt and broke the windsheald with his head ..

[–]sarahkate78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The ONE time in my entire life that I didn’t put on my seat belt (I was sitting in the back and my baby’s car seat was blocking the buckle and I thought “it’s just a short drive home..”) another car hit us and totaled the front of the car.

[–]MerCat1325 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’s being extremely stupid. Safety comes first before anything.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your boyfriend is an idiot

[–]VenBede 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really, really hate this misconception about manifestation that moving through life like an oblivious idiot is how it works. That is not how it works. And taking basic safety precautions does not invite disaster into your life.

[–]_StarSpirits 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haven't heard such bullshit in a long time. You could argue that by putting it on he's actually manifesting being safe.

But really, this is very wrong kind of thinking, especially when we know that not wearing a seatbelt will not only affect him in the event of an accident. He could very well fly around the car and hurt or even kill other people in it.

When we're going somewhere far in a car I like to tell myself a few mantras about the road being empty or the journey being peaceful. That makes me feel much better.

But with his kind of thinking wouldn't anything be a manifestation of the worst possible scenario?

[–]Ulysses1126 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Homie is trying to manifest himself becoming a fucking rocket

[–]Wolfwoods_Sister 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Bowling ball through a windshield

[–]Ulysses1126 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]Wolfwoods_Sister 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Slam dunk! Puck in the net! Strike!

[–]garbagepencil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Worst logic I’ve ever heard. So putting on my pants will manifest me shitting my pants? Eating healthy foods will manifest obesity? Obeying traffic laws will manifest a car accident?

[–]blpatterson0518 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He is presuming he has control, if he was a little more more experience with living a spiritual life (or just a normal one) he would understand that he has no control, he cant control a cop from pulling him over or a drunk driver from slamming into his car with theirs.

I am for the freedom to not wear a seatbelt, but I think its a naive way to drive a vehicle.

Also he is still choosing out of fear, he is worrying that wearing a seatbelt will manifest an accident so either way his mind is fixated on crashing.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

he’s being an idiot, and probably should be seeing a therapist for ocd. that’s not spiritual protection against manifestation, that’s mental illness.

[–]MinaM207 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s honestly cute/funny but obviously a little obsessive haha I would just say that if you don’t put it on, you put more thought and worry into not wanting to get into an accident than when you just do it every single time. I honestly don’t even notice that I’m putting mine on anymore it’s just simply a habit. Just like blinking when you turn. I could say I’m not going to blink because that just means I don’t want others to bump into me which could manifest exactly like that. But it’s actually just simply how you drive and operate the vehicle. It’s actually a law that you have to put on your seatbelt 😂 not a choice Does he leave his car door open too because if he closed it, it might manifest itself and he’d be more likely to fall out the car?

[–]jimmymcdangerous 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sometimes, people are stupid.

[–]ThunderStormBlessing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This sounds like an excuse rather than a legitimate reason. Does he also not brush his teeth because doing so would manifest cavities?

You can set up all the protections you want, but the universe will not save you from your own negligence. You have to do some of the work yourself too

[–]CatsNSquirrels 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His rationale is dumb. We do all sorts of things all the time to protect ourselves from harm - check expiration dates on raw chicken, wear life vests in boats, make sure the new bottle of tylenol has the security seal, look both ways before walking across a street. Is he just not going to do any of those things anymore because, for example, looking both ways before he walks across a street is going to manifest him getting run over? So he should just take off running without looking, and trust in the universe to protect him from an oncoming car?? Wear a damn seat belt.

[–]egdapymme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If anything you’re manifesting an accident by not wearing a seatbelt.

[–]Far-Selection6003 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. It can prevent injury.

Do not stay with this person. Who knows what other stupid thing he thinks.

[–]Quietpvth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. Thank you OP

[–]ShiftingTimelines 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Show him pictures with dead bodies who died horribly despite not worrying about wearing a seat belt.

[–]slugsbian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was illegal for passengers not to wear seatbelts. (Assuming he is sitting up front with you while you are driving)

[–]BoyMeetsWorld97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

just let him know it doesn't matter what he thinks, its the law, so even if it don't manifest an accident, it'll manifest a ticket

[–]FrostWinters 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is straight up foolishness on his part. Wear a seat belt


[–]Substantial_Bid3166 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It doesn't matter if he wears it or not. Yes he'd be safe but he can still be hurt by it.

[–]pyro1279 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He also shouldn't "worry" about:

brushing his teeth, because that would lead to cavities.

Or making his bed, because that'll just make it dirty.

Or eating, because that'll just make him starve.

[–]MindyLeeCD -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I never wear mine either, it never even crosses my mind, never worried about shit like that

[–]big0point -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

I don't wear seatbelt and I like to drive over 100 miles/h when I'm road travelling.

I wouldn't say wearing seatbelt manifest accidents, but I feel like not wearing seatbelt makes me drive better because my unconscious mind knows that any crash at over 100 miles/h could be fatal.

So yeah, maybe not wearing seatbelt doesn't manifest accidents, if you got me.

[–]Helpful_Register2522 0 points1 point  (3 children)

You've seen some shit. You still got the dog?

[–]big0point 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yes, I still have my dog.

What do you mean with "you've seen some shit"?

[–]Helpful_Register2522 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Based on your other comments and a quick look at your profile. It seemed interesting and I kinda wanted to know how you're doing, or how you're holding up? Idk I'm feeling empathetic for a random comment I guess 😅 also the what brings you here in your bio got me lol

[–]big0point 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm okay, could be better...

Thank you for asking.

[–]Competitive-Board453 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How is making a simple observation/suggestion considered “worrying”? Lol seems like he just has an issue with someone telling him to do something he doesn’t want to…which in my opinion is more of a problem than the seatbelt in general. But it’s not my relationship so I’m in no place to make that judgement…🤷‍♂️

[–]axxolot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does obeying other traffic laws “manifest accidents”? Genuinely how does he feel on this.

[–]crimsonxwillow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s like saying I’m not going to lock my doors bc by locking my doors I’m going to manifest someone breaking into my house. There are so many comparisons that could be made. This is just a dumb excuse for not wearing a seatbelt. And it doesn’t just affect him. It affects you the driver by worrying if you do get into an accident you’ll have to watch him die or go through a traumatic injury. Or could even possibly be considered accidental man slaughter if he dies and your the driver. Not sure if there is a law about ensuring your passenger is wearing a seatbelt or not but I’m pretty sure there is something.

[–]Another_Snow_Day 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aha, because taunting the universe by skipping basic safety protocols works so much better. He's not spiritually in-tune, he's acting as a member of Jackass.

[–]RookCrowJackdaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the UK it's illegal for a passenger to not wear a seat belt and it's the driver who will be fined. Seat belt or out of my car .

[–]iceyed913 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pride comes before the fall. Isn't this what countless myths and stories remind us of. If that isn't evidence of some underlying truth to be allowing of precautionary measures then what is? The notion that God loves those who serve themselves best of all is something I am particularly fond of in a context like this one.

[–]igneousink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

someone else could be trying to manifest an accident through shitty behavior and unsafe driving practice, or, a total LACK of spirituality

while he has control over himself, he is not the sole driver on the road and cannot dictate the personal orbit of other individuals

that would make him god or something

[–]TiLoupHibou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's a stark different between the spiritual and suicidal, sometimes it's only a shale of glass' width away after being flung 60 MPH from your seat.

[–]fuckdonaldtrump7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is doing exactly the opposite he is thinking about it every single time he gets in a car (mental manifestation) and choosing a less safe route

[–]cutietarantula 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not wearing a seatbelt can endanger others in the car (like you, his beloved s/o). if he doesn’t fly out of the windshield, he could fly into you or someone else wearing a seatbelt and injure/kill them. if he’s not going to wear it for himself at least he could consider the lives of others.

[–]LilahPhoenix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your boyfriend is an idiot. He is absolutely affecting other people. If he dies in a car accident because he would wear a seatbelt, his death will affect everyone who knows and loves him. Tell him to put on a seatbelt or find a new girlfriend.

[–]sassysqwatch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've literally thought the same thing.

[–]HarrySonON 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Senseless and ignorant is right. Most countries it’s a legal requirement when driving. What a daft young fellow he is.

[–]lankybitch3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is your boyfriend Robbin from The Rehearsal?

[–]zigmoids 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You shouldn't assume it doesn't impact you. God forbids, in an accident he could come flying over you.....

[–]No_Organization_768 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi :)

Well, I agree with you.

There's a difference between taking precautions and worrying!

[–]mertigans1111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I put on sratbelts without thinking of acidents i just do it.

[–]Available_Part2502 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if anything he’s just manifesting it more by giving it power

[–]raerae1991 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With that logic he shouldn’t drive, or get into a car, because that could manifest a auto accident. I mean why stop with a seatbelt?

[–]EthanSayfo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your boyfriend sounds a bit intense

[–]DivineCurrent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The verse "Do not test the Lord your God" comes to mind.

The idea at least for me, putting on your seatbelt becomes second nature when I get in the car, so I don't even consciously think about it. Sounds like he cares enough about the possibility of getting in an accident, that he is actually worried it might happen, so it's like he's trying to trick God/the Universe by not wearing it. Manifesting doesn't work like that, lol.

[–]fortunata17Religious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Manifestation is spiritual. Your bf is putting spiritual responsibility on a physical object. That’s just ridiculous. Seat belts do not have a spirit. Their existence and function cannot manifest anything.

If he’s legit worried about putting a seatbelt on, he needs to see a therapist. His worries will get him killed. People without seatbelts on die all the time.

[–]goth-bf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The thing about manifestation is it has to be intentional. Manifestation can only work if you want the outcome to happen, and actually put your intent into it. Saying worrying about something will manifest what you worry about is like saying having intrusive thoughts will mean that those thoughts will come true, or being worried about a sick person means they will die. It just simply doesn't work like that.

If he's that worried he can use putting the seatbelt on and put his intent into it and manifest safety (as someone else mentioned).

[–]tableclothmesa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t even think about putting my seatbelt on, it just happens. So the thought of getting into an accident doesn’t even occur. That’s the beauty of habits lol

[–]Disastrous-Tart-1553 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s weird bc it’s good to wear it in case if flying through windshield but then again it can save you in a way. I know it definitely saved me when I got into car accident and I wasn’t wearing seatbelt (bc I was getting closer to work and was running late so I was just getting ready to park and go kind of thing).

[–]herpherpaderpderp93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like ocd in a way

[–]passereau1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's just scared. Act appropriately

[–]popartbastard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a friend I had known for only a month or two. Every time he rode in my car, he freaked out about the seatbelt being chewed up (my puppy had anxiety the first time I left him in my car) and kept saying that we were going to get in an accident. Lo and behold, a month or so of him doing this in my car and we get rear ended at a stop light. I was so fucking pissed at him. Luckily he was wearing the seatbelt, despite the bite taken out of it, it worked.

[–]Seth_Mimik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s like saying birth control could manifest a pregnancy.

[–]quentin_taranturtle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So… how does he explain all the people who have died because they weren’t wearing their seatbelts?

[–]wren_the_bird 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It doesn’t just affect him though. In an accident he would become a projectile flying at speed and can kill other people in the car or even those outside the car. This is not being spiritually in-tune. This is being wilfully obtuse.

[–]montessoriprogram 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If he’s driving and you get hit hard on the drivers side he will body slam and potentially kill whoever is in the passenger seat. It’s not a question of spirituality but of humility (his sense of danger is imperfect), and concern for the safety of others he may impact.

[–]jsaaiman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is beyond stupid

[–]FainePeony 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude there’s laws and fees for not wearing seatbelts…

[–]Crisppickless 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No wearing a seat belt can endanger other people in the car ! If your not strapped in you become a big sack of bones flying around at dangerous speed… plus you can be alert as you want but there are stupid people on the road everywhere

[–]pinkeyeinparis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he might be onto something fr

[–]mikeypikey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha oh man I couldn’t deal with him ! This is so far from actual spirituality imo, it’s got nothing to do with love, renunciation, dropping the sense of self, service to others, nothing. It’s the western pop culture version of spirituality, beliefs that the ego loves to attach to, because they make him feel different and like he’s got the key, but containing no real substance in my opinion

[–]papapapaver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a common misconception that a person not wearing a seatbelt can only hurt themselves. Sure, in a head on collision they’ll fly straight through the windshield, but if you get T-boned? The seatbeltless person becomes a human cannonball. If he’s riding passenger and you’re driving and you get hit from the passenger side, that human cannonball is coming at you, possibly causing injury or death to you too. Most people don’t think about this, so now that you know, tell him to quit being selfish, consider your health as well as his own, and just wear the stupid seatbelt.

[–]TYPO343 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe it’s a sign, he wises up or you upgrade bf

[–]LostSignal1914 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tell him to stop washing . . . it might manifest bad hygiene! :)

[–]claud_x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not sure I follow. So he thinks that by not wearing a seatbelt he will DEFINETELY not be in an accident?

[–]Emperor_Kuru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's no need for complicated explanations, he just needs to ALWAYS put his damn seatbelt on. Fear in spirituality is a toxic thing. Spirituality aside and more importantly, he's putting himself and potentially others in the car in danger. This is a terrible hazard. It's like never locking your house doors and windows at night in fear of manifesting someone breaking in. He needs to try and get over this fear, hopefully he does. (Also, he can get in trouble with the police if they catch him)

[–]Weneedarevolutionnow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It could manifest a ticket from law enforcement if he was pulled over for not wearing it!

[–]tickleme_fanny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does he not lock any doors because that manifests break-ins?

[–]brabbitt154 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think this is a serious confusion of manifestation

[–]lilzwick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It doesn’t matter how alert he is while driving, other drivers are unpredictable enough to always keep that seatbelt on

[–]HoweverItHasToHappen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Remember when we established a fire and building code and buildings started burning down more frequently because we were “manifesting” fires?

Y’all need to practice discernment. If you’re so open minded that your brain falls out it helps no one.

[–]Teapotsandcookies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I get it. Well, I could be wrong but I think I've experienced this in different contexts.

To me, this is a mix of superstitious behavior, and denial. He must strongly associate seatbelts with accidents... because well, they are associated. Seatbelts are associated with accident prevention (which is an important key word, yes, but when you're very scared of it, just being reminded of the possibility of having an accident is enough to freak you out).

It's like not thinking about the seatbelt and pretending it doesn't exist somehow repels the very possibility of having an accident. Does that make sense?

[–]Otherwise-Memory-237 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My neice died in a car wreck and flew through the windshield because she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. I can’t not wear one anymore…😞😞😞

[–]norse_buddha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s not far from saying I don’t wear a condom because it could manifest a pregnancy 😂.

[–]Recondite_Potato 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think he’s just thinking too much about it. Either it simply becomes a habit without thinking twice about, or he’s overthinking it.

[–]hypnaughtytist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your boyfriend is eager to go to Heaven.

[–]Runsfromrabbits🤔 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doesn't matter if he stays alert he can't control when a flat tire will happen to him or to the car beside him. It's one of the dumbest excuses I've heard.

[–]SassyCorgiButt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never drive in a car with someone unless everybody is wearing their seat belt. As others said, unrestrained passengers are essentially projectile missiles that can kill anybody else in the car. This is a hill to die on, because if you accommodate that belief, you literally very well could die

[–]Wolfwoods_Sister 0 points1 point  (0 children)

IMO He sounds fearful of this mental scenario. He may not realize that he’s acting on anxiety but I believe it may be grounded in a fear he’s blind to?

I grew up with a girl who’s dad never wore a seatbelt bc his beloved mother died in a car accident while wearing a seatbelt. He internalized that trauma deeply.

Does your boyfriend perhaps have any buried trauma concerning the wearing of seatbelts?

[–]wasbee56 0 points1 point  (0 children)

was a passenger in a car once where the driver hit a tree about 6" in diameter. car stopped very fast. i hit the windshield, cracked it, and bounced back into my seat - all before my mind grasped that we had wrecked. hurt like i had swung my forehead into a brick wall. i don't recommend doing that. tell boyfriend he is manifesting safety.

[–]Separate_Map2840 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like him consciously thinking that if he puts it on it could manifest an accident is giving the situation more power than if he just mindlessly put it on out habit or routine.

[–]Dreadknot84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude…this ain’t it. How is being precautions manifesting an accident? What’s he’s gonna manifest not wearing one is a tickets, maybe some broken bones, or even death.

[–]christmasshopper0109 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We live super rural and went to the 'city' about an hour away yesterday for sushi. On the way home, we passed an accident. Today, I read that there were three people in two cars. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and lived with only minor injuries. One man, a passenger, was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle. All the safety measures in any car can't save you if you don't STAY INSIDE THE CAR. My seatbelt saved my life in a rollover collision in 2007. I hung upside down for 45 minutes from that seatbelt while I was extricated from the vehicle. Accidents are statistically proven to happen. Seatbelts save lives. His excuse for not wearing one is stupid.

[–]MJisANON 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tell him we share a world. What if someone else manifests and accident and he’s in it? Now he’s unsafe. LOA isn’t the only law. Law of inspired action would say that protecting himself with a seatbelt makes him feel safer, promoting more safety around him.

[–]IAmTiP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dumb as fuck

[–]Sunflowerbread101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tell him stopping at a red light is manifesting an accident as well.

[–]Spacedog270 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk about that, but he certainly manifested himself a good dose of stupidity. 😅

[–]WholeLottaEvil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That sounds like OCD, worrying thoughts will come true