Do you believe in fate or do you believe you can control your own destiny?
Fate is an excuse (which I have been guilty of using in the past) that we use when things go beyond our control and / or go bad as a result of bad choices in our past. I do not believe of fate as in things decided for you; decided by who or what? Don’t feed me that bullshit!
We all have choices in life. Even in the most direst circumstances we still have a choice to make and unfortunately for most of us we usually end up making the wrong choice, taking the wrong decision. And we have to suffer for it. We live in a world that is usually not very kind to people who make a lot of mistakes or have made a giant one that haunts us for the remainder of our lives. Unless things change for the whole of humanity, this is how it’s going to be. We have to work hard at finding ways to counteract this and get by or thrive if we can. Cause the alternative is not pretty and does nothing for us.
We tend to let the blame rest on fate and say that everything is due to it and hence we can take no responsibility as a result. No not I, sir. I admit that I’ve made many bad decisions in my life, some due to matters beyond my own control and some because I was not clever enough. Perhaps I can recover from them but no one or no thing decided my future, my life for me. Now if only making a great change was as easy.
Prompt from the Daily Post at WordPress.com.