Do you believe in fate?

Canada
September 18, 2007 7:45pm CST
Do you believe in fate? Or do you think that people say "everything happens for a reason" just to make themselves feel better about things that happen in their lives? Realistically I don't think that there's such thing a fate. I find it difficult to believe that everything is predetermined, and that I have no true influence on my life. However, when bad stuff does happen it would be comforting to think that it must have happened for a reason. For example, before my husband and I met, his mom passed away. As a result he delayed entering university by a year. This resulted us in starting university at the same time - which is where we met. Had his mom not passed away, we wouldn't have met. So while his mom's passing was very sad and unfortunate - we say that it happened for a reason... so that we could meet and fall in love. So what do you think? Is your future predetermined, or are you in control of your destiny? Are there certain things in your life that have influenced your opinion?
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• Canada
28 Sep 07
I think we can control a lot about our destiny - or certainly try- we can plan the dickens out of it but fate will intervene. I'm not sure if everything is pre-planned or if it's a shape-shifting puzzle but things all seem to happen for a reason. Even if we don't always like it or agree, somehow in the grand scheme it all works out for the best.
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@hassanah (387)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 07
I believe in fate because god have made our personally fate and we must try to do something to change and make our fate more better.We must try to change our fate to be more better because god will not change our fate until we try to change it.
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@gesell03 (173)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
what i believe in is that life is a process and whatever you do could effect change, when it comes to success and progress i do believe that it is in our hands to make it come forth, its our attitude, but when it comes to love or romance i must admit i leave it in the hands of fate, cause it is still a mystery too.
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• United States
19 Sep 07
I beleive in fate and one's destiney, but I also think we have the ability to alter it some.
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@indiandevil (2109)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
19 Sep 07
I myself believe, in Fate, and Destiny, and gods will. I do think everything happens for a reason. Because, Now from what my grandmother had told me, from when I was small, was that Our life, is a test from god, and there are certain things "pre Given" to us, however we are given the choice to do what we want. Certain People, are "Destined" to be in our life at some Point, and it is our choice how we treat these people. Whether, we find out they are our very best friend in the world or we end up hating them. There for because we have Choices we, can also change what is "written" for us. Hence why I also believe in the bible code. I really do think its a message from god, telling us whats in store for us and giving enough warning that we can change our "fate." but thats just my opinion on the whole thing
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