I know, the answer to the title is very much a “Yes!”
Yes, accidents – small or big do affect our self-confidence, especially when the mishap occurs when we are least prepared. That’s the reason they are accidents, but we go in complete shock when the smash happens with something we are fond of doing – riding a bike or driving a car for example.
Physically and mentally healthy may recover quickly after a small or bearable accident. People opposite to that might require more time to come out of the shock.
However, traumatic accidents spare none. Apart from disturbing normal flow of life, they ruin the victims and lives of others. While those who survive – they either lose their confidence completely or are left handicapped for life. It pains to see handicapped survivors.
Sharing my own experience of a bizarre accident that I met last week.
I was on way to my office on my two-wheeler. I was at a crossroad signal, where I was supposed to turn right that led to my work place. We have timer traffic signals in Ahmadabad at most junctions.