There are many examples in history that show that our actions cause our destruction. I never understand why Ravana ignored the signal for his obliteration that he did sense when he fought against Bali and Sahashraarjuna. As soon as he realized he could not defeat Bali and Sahashraarjuna, he made a political agreement of no encroachment in their internal matter. It is not that he did not recognize his mistake against Ram, however; there was no time to do such agreement as he had already lost his everything. That is the stage where life has no meaning compare to death.
The same thing happened during 2009 and recently during the election for the Delhi assembly. People are realizing their mistake when there is no time to do anything except crying. The problem is because some people still think there is hope. Mahabharta happened because Dhritrashtra had a hope from Dhuryodhana, Dhuryodhana had a hope from Karna, Karna had a hope that one day he would defeat Arjuna and so on. Ravna had a hope of marrying Sita. People in Delhi had a hope from the AAP for free water, electricity. However, they forget that hope is the root of all corruption. Learning is always better than hoping or dreaming for something. People who show the path of dream are like Shukracharya.