what's the difference between fate and destiny?

Philippines
April 15, 2007 10:55pm CST
life is a matter of choices not chances..many people said that we create our own destiny, but still other belives that we act according to our fate. so say for example if you are destined to be rich no matter what happen your gonna be one, but if your not no matter what you do it's all gonna be a failure...you what can you say about this?
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@santuccie (3375)
• United States
17 Apr 07
According to the Compact Oxford Dictionary, fate is "the development of events outside a person's control, regarded as predetermined." (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/fate?view=uk) Destiny is defined as the events themselves, regarded as "predetermined by fate." (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/destiny?view=uk) I believe there is a certain degree of "fate" in everyone's life; this includes the people, places, and things around us. Whether predetermined or not, we have no control over them. I think Chuck Swindoll says it all in "Attitude." He makes such plain sense of it, I can come up with no words of my own that add to or take away from his masterful analogy. Read it here: http://www.bigeye.com/attitude.htm
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
we still make our own destiny even if we are ment to be poor or rich. we still have to make it happen. you are correct that it is a matter of choice.if we are destined to be poor and if we know it then it is our chance not to make it true .
@oarnamav (2708)
• India
16 Apr 07
Almost everyone is kopeful in life and presumes some unforseen miracle would occur and the things would change all of a sudden in a desired positive fashion perticularly when they think of going wealthy and successful in life. All these assumptions are untrue and your hardwork in life only brings you some success and a little money. Grand wealth and great success has a criminal background many times. Very few make out this in a official and morreled way. I think both these fate & destiny are in your own hands but you seldom can know it if you wait for the miracle you won't reach the destiny is sure and the fate is faint I think. All the best from oarnamav.