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Do you believe in fate? Has everything always happened according to your plans?
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  • Profile picture of the author blogdog
    Anything could be described as fate, or could it just be a coincidence thanks to the choices you've made?

    For instance say you missed your usual train and end up on the following one and meet your future spouse, guess some people would describe that as fate? What if you called in sick that day, go to the store for some medicine and meet your future spouse there, is that fate? There are an infinite amount of ways your day could turn out, which is why I believe fate doesn't exist and our lives are just ruled by choice. Although, I guess you could say the power of choice determines our fate? Or maybe I'm just rambling haha
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    • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
      Originally Posted by blogdog View Post

      Anything could be described as fate, or could it just be a coincidence thanks to the choices you've made?

      For instance say you missed your usual train and end up on the following one and meet your future spouse, guess some people would describe that as fate? What if you called in sick that day, go to the store for some medicine and meet your future spouse there, is that fate? There are an infinite amount of ways your day could turn out, which is why I believe fate doesn't exist and our lives are just ruled by choice. Although, I guess you could say the power of choice determines our fate? Or maybe I'm just rambling haha
      What if I say that fate is something that none can understand accept God. We all know that our minds work no more than even 10% of their total potential. How can we understand mastery of God then?
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
    The apparently random selection of a particular choice is I think fate. Even the great thinkers couldn't define fate. I don't know why I'm trying to understand something which is most probably impossible to.
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  • Profile picture of the author WiFi
    Funny quote:

    'control your fate'

    'put your destiny into your own hands'

    Think about the irony in those quotes.
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    • Profile picture of the author ERPLeadsWriter
      Originally Posted by WiFi View Post

      Funny quote:

      'control your fate'

      'put your destiny into your own hands'

      Think about the irony in those quotes.
      Not really. The only fate I believe in is the inevitable consequences of your actions.

      Stick your hand in a fire, it will get burned.
      Throw a rock at a glass window, the glass will break.

      Once something is done, it's done. There is little to nothing you can to for it to be undone. However, that doesn't eliminate the fact that you had a choice to do it in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjcreation
    I really agree with BlogDog. You can never determine exactly where you are going, but you can try to make the best of where you end up!
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeDRL
    Faith is a mental concept, an excuse to get off their hands the power and responsability people have over their life.

    Don't you think it is easier to say "Damn I had this car accident, it must have been written, I couldn't escape it" than saying "Damn I just had a car accident, why was I so distracted?!". Beileiving in faith is taking responsability off of your own hands, it is saying that your life situation couldn't be better because it was written to be like that.

    Having faith and beileiving in faith are two different concepts and getting into one could propel you to success, the other will make you stay in your own little god-written world....

    Be happy, be successful,
    ~ JoeDRL
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  • Profile picture of the author SeimSummer42
    Do not worry about the future for it is not yet come. Live each day in the present and make it beautiful.
    Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.
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  • Profile picture of the author SineChristel
    Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
    The future was with Fate.
    The present was our own.
    Resolved to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her.
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  • Profile picture of the author webworm
    Fate is the things that is directed through your hands.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrcool2012
    You control you fate. You decide what you want. Doubt creates doubt. You must believe that you already are what you aspire to be to become that person.
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  • Profile picture of the author watson229
    I believe in destiny as everything happens according to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
      Originally Posted by SinSimon View Post

      There is NO FAITH.

      There is HARD WORK.
      Totally a wrong concept. You must have seen successful people who you once thought were duffers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vernita
    Keep faith when going gets hard, sooner or later things will ease out and the course of way will be straighten...
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    • Profile picture of the author josh123
      As a Christian I believe that our fate ultimately is in God's hands. Romans 8:28 says "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose."

      That doesn't mean that God is out to make every Christian rich. What it means is that He is out to make us more like Christ, which is what it means when it says "for the good".

      Having said that, I believe that we have a part to play in all this--we don't just sit back and let Him make us more like Him. If we sit around and watch TV all day, we can't expect to grow in our faith.

      God almost always requires a stepping out on our part for whatever He's called us to do. Just about every great action in the Bible began with a stepping out on the part of someone to answer the calling.

      But as we commit our works to Him, we can be confident our fate is in His hands and He is working in our lives for our good.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    I think fate is the result of your choices...
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  • I met my fate

    Some time ago I met my fate
    I met my fate in two brown eyes
    Saw him and knew he was my mate
    so funny, cool, but yet so wise.

    Heard his voice and loved it,
    Saw his face and loved it,
    Read his writings and loved it,
    Heard him talk and melted,

    Love his hair turning gray,
    Love his accent so sweet
    I don't think I can convey
    How he makes me feel complete.

    I know that fate plays games with me
    That has always been the case
    Because together we cannot be
    Gotta forget that gorgeous face.

    He's got everything I dream
    I said 'for him I'd change religion'
    He shines for me as a light beam
    But...he lives in another region.

    I gotta try to find myself
    I gotta live in 'here and now'
    I need to work on my inner self
    Gotta do it, but I don't know how.

    My quest for findings has started
    My fate will help me here, I know
    I feel so powerless and daunted
    But have a life plan to bestow.

    CeCe Lamberts
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  • Profile picture of the author ilikakikien
    Fate is a destination. In life, there are many fate you can arrive to. The actions you took in the past determine you current fate. Your currently action determine the fate of your future. No matter what you do, you will arrive to your fate. Now the question is, do you want to arrive to a fate of happiness or sadness? It's your call...
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
    sometimes your plans are perfect supported by perfect dreams and finally perfect resourcces but you fail. This is fate. And I think it can't be defined by anyone.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ltespd
      Some believe everything that happens was meant to happen. That we only THINK we have a choice. No one really knows if that's true or not. But I choose to live my life acting and thinking that I do have a choice. That my actions do make a difference. That I can change or alter my path if i choose to do so.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    "Whoever yields properly to Fate, is deemed
    Wise among men, and knows the laws of heaven."
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    I don't believe in fate, but things seem to happen for a reason (maybe they would regardless?).
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  • Profile picture of the author mamamiaw
    hemm i think you not need to think about fate, just work hard and smart and you can get what you want
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Originally Posted by opportunist86 View Post

    Do you believe in fate? Has everything always happened according to your plans?
    I think YOU have the ability to control your own destiny. Nothing is predetermined.
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  • Profile picture of the author gentryliving
    I do believe in fate. But not my plans happened. I just charge it to experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chips Fletcher
    Yes I do believe in Fate but I think some clever mind magicians have worked out ways to change it
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  • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
    Fate, I believe, can be a very deep subject when approached from a philosophical perspective. But, when we speak of fate, it would seem to me at least, that those who believe in fate, know their fate. It is 'knowing' your fate which promotes lazy thinking.

    If I believe in fate and I know or believe my fate is to become rich, then why would I dedicate myself to hard work?
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      i think there is something everyone is fated to do..but a lot of people don't meat up with there proper fate ..

      do i believe that there is something(besides death) that will happen to you despite what you do in life ..no
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Ashari
    I believe there is fate to some certain extent.

    However what we have to be careful of is being lazy expecting 'fate' to hand some sort of riches or greatness on a silver platter with no work on our part.

    Always work as if everything depends on you.

    -Simon
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  • Profile picture of the author Wotz
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    Originally Posted by opportunist86 View Post

    Do you believe in fate? Has everything always happened according to your plans?
    I believe in fate but I also believe that if I want something bad, I need to work for it. I think it's fate when I cannot explain something happening in my life, like when it's impossible, but it still happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordcatcher
    I believe everything happens for a reason and that events leads to another. You may choose a path in life, but fate steps in, and sometimes turns you in the complete opposite direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    I am in both sides, sometimes I do, sometimes I tend to believe that some things that happen in our life is according to our actions. It's like every happenings that happen in us is based on how we act.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tautua
      Hi everyone, the opinion is always debatable but thats the only way express something. I like to see that fate cruel also pleasant. I also like to see fate as a specific attitude belonging to the individual alone. Taking care of his/her business according to what the choice. But what about devoted to fate individually and someone else destroy it what is that a fate is a creation anything could void? Is it something that outside of a person's capabilities? Just a thought also confuses me.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    I think fate depends on how we live our lives. It's the result of our actions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tautua
      I believe this fate is a breathe of life, when it's gone it means times up.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
    Now I can think that fate or destiny has two faces. Its is pre-decided but one can change it by hard work, thinking smartly, etc. If it were not true than God wouldn't have command us to pray..
    I mean it clearly proves that prayers have the power to change the fate. Is it true?
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