Do you think we create our own destiny in life or is it planned for us through.?

United States
June 30, 2008 6:53pm CST
I think we are each responsible for the paths that we take in life. We are all capable of making decisions and doing what we believe is right or wrong. Some people think that our destiny is planned for us through some higher power, I don't agree. But then again, I am not a religious person by no means. What do you think is our destiny in life our own doing or is it planned?
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
I think its both with a twist. We are given our life's path but it is intertwined with choices that we choose this kind of life then we would end up like this but if we choose differently then our destiny will also follow. I believe it is planned but with many choices set out for you you still choose what destiny you want to go through. It is exercise of your own freewill. But I definitely know that it was all planned out for us its just a broad plan that has many angles and paths to choose from.
@mEisky (825)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
yea..i think both of it too..cuz you know..we do have our own path dedicated to us but sometimes we're on d wrong path right.?maybe its just how people live their own lives..If that's what you wanna take then go on..But then only God can tell what's really best for us.^_^
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I think God creates us with a purpose in mind but He gives us each free will to make decisions that will either lead us down the path He created for us or to follow our own path where ever it may lead. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@Hayley_N (526)
• Argentina
24 Jul 08
During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but his men were filled with doubt. On the way to the battle, they stopped at a religious shrine. After praying with the men, the general took out a coin and said, "I shall now toss this coin. If it is heads, we shall win. If tails, we shall lose. Destiny will now reveal itself." He threw the coin into the air and all watched intently as it landed. It was heads. The soldiers were so overjoyed and filled with confidence that they vigorously attacked the enemy and were victorious. After the battle, a lieutenant remarked to the general, "No one can change destiny." "Quite right," the general replied as he showed the lieutenant the coin, which had heads on both sides.
@irene_27 (545)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
Hi sdmoonchild! I believe we are at the driver's seat of our life so that means we create our own destiny. Take for example those poor people whose poverty roots way back from their parents' grandparents. If these people won't do anything about their situation because they believe that poverty is what God has planned for them then being poor is what they're going to be all their lives. But if they act and take charge of the situation, they can steer away from poverty and have a comfortable life. Simply put: Our life is what we make of it.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
22 Jul 08
Hello dear sdmoonchild. I think that we create our fate or destiny in life because whatever we do, it is out of our own will in most cases. So long as we are determined to fulfill our mission, there is nothing that can hold us back.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I think it's a mixture....you make part of your own destiny but the decisions you make but then again there is fate....which puts you in the right place at the right time. If opportunity knocks....the decision you make will set your course.
@YOULANLIU (312)
• China
1 Jul 08
I think both ourselves and the life are decide our destiny.This is not eclecticism.Understand these two aspects could be beneficial for us.On the one hand,keep the faith that destiny is hold in our own hands,this will help us to enhance the confidence to overcome difficulties.In another hand,believe that there are still some things decide our fate.This could provide the best excuse for our failing and this has enabled us to maintain a calm attitude.I think this explaination should be a perfect one.