Sunday, October 17, 2010

This post was going to happen, whether I typed it up or not.

Fate/destiny is a stupid ideology. Not just because it doesn't make sense to believe that everything is predetermined and “supposed” to happen, but because no one seems to understand that same sentence. 

Here's what I mean, ever heard someone say you have to “Control your fate”? 

Maybe someone has said it to you in some inspirational talk, or you heard it in a movie when they try to encourage the protagonist, but look at how fate(or destiny) is defined. "An inevitable course of events." 

Inevitable, unavoidable, unchangeable. Whatever happens was supposed to happen and there’s nothing you can do about it. Does that imply there is no free will? If whatever you do is already set in stone, then what ever you choose is already chosen. Confusing? You bet.

There's definitely more to talk about here. I'll expand on it later.

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” - Stephen hawking


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