It’s Not Your Fate

Fate is the lazy person’s cheat and cop out. It’s the cowards way out. Things not going your way? “It’s my fate!” or the “Fates are against me”. Your life is a result of your experiences, the chances you take and other “earthly” factors that can be positive or negative for you. In some cases an event/incident can be positive to you but negative for someone else. Your life is not decided for you; you can choose to believe that and you will never make a difference to yourself. Or you can say “fuck that shit” and make things for for you and if you can get help in doing it, all the better.

If you are one who believes that you have a set path laid out for you and if it is a good one, by all means stay on it. If you are satisfied that is. If not, stray from the path and see what changes you can make in your life. The stars have nothing to do with your future. They are just balls of gases in the vastness of space, like our own sun. They give off light, energy and have a gravitational effect on planetary and other bodies that revolve around them. Similarly no angels, fairy godmothers or celestial beings can influence your life path. It is you who makes that decision and it is you who must deal with the consequences.

In closing I would say that free will is the greatest & most precious thing we can utilize as individuals. Let’s not easily dismiss it or chuck it as the power of some imaginary deity. And to quote Rush:

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear
I will choose freewill

One thought on “It’s Not Your Fate

  1. I think that fate is just an outline for our lives that we have to fill in. So it’s not set in stone. You can change it. It is too easy to say: ‘Such and such a thing happened because it was my fate…’ that is a bit of a cop out, really. We all have the power to seize the day.

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