Do you believe in destiny?

@emisle (3823)
Ireland
November 14, 2006 2:09pm CST
Do you believe that everyone has a 'prechosen' path in life?
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• United States
4 Dec 06
First off I'm a little surprised this discussion hasn't received more responses. It's certainly a hot topic in the theological discussion world. So, enjoying that I'm actually the first to respond for once I'll give it a go... personally I would say the answer to your question, for myself, is both yes and no. To explain... I believe that we have a set of predefined "lessons" to learn in this life, but we may learn those lessons, or not, in any order we chose while here. For example we have destined to learn thing A, B, and C in this life. However, we can learn A and C but not B. Or we can learn all three but in the order C, A, then B. So we have destiny, in a sense, but we also have a large degree or free will. Hope that makes sense.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
I understand what you're saying, we do have free will to do what we want, it's not programmed into our brains what we should do, but I think our personalities, interests etc steer us in the direction we should go.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
And thanks for being the first one to answer..:)..i'm sure if it had been on like 'coke or pepsi' they would have come running!
• Netherlands
5 Dec 06
I do not believe in destiny. I am quite convinced that the path is forged by the choices you have made. They are not preset as you can better your life by changing certain things you do. This leads me to believe that destiny is just some romantics idea.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
It's hard to decide..I don't believe in coincidences so I believe that sometimes you're supposed to meet someone/be given an oppurtunity etc.
• Indonesia
5 Dec 06
yes i believe, what about u?
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
I do, though sometimes it's hard because I'll be finished college in 2 years and still have no clue what i want to do...hopefully i'll become enlightened sometime before then!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Yes and no. I think that we shape our own destiny. I do believe that we are born with let say patterns and we can make choices to fit into that pattern.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
That's what I think. We all have free will and can choose to take full advantage of oppurtunities which come our way, or play safe. Like choosing 2 paths, which lead to more paths etc.
• United States
4 Dec 06
yes i do i think we are all born with a certain talent we just have to find it. unfortunately some can not witch can make there life harder and not as content as they wish it to be.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
...i'm trying to think of what my talent is! lol! ah no, I suppose it's making the most of life and using your abilities as best you can.