posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 08:45 AM
When you really examine life and all its variables, I believe this question becomes quite an important one. Of course there are some who will say "why
worry about such things?" but I know for many out there (especially those interested in Philosophy) this is a significant question.
Does your Destiny shape your Decisions, or do your Decisions shape your Destiny?
Viewpoint 1: Your destiny shapes your decisions.
Every choice you make is influenced by your destiny. Nothing is left to chance and all variables are predetermined. If you are destined to be a pilot,
in reality there are no choices available to you in life that will lead you to become a doctor. Are we all actors in a game we forgot we are apart
- gives people an excuse for making the wrong decisions or taking part in the wrong actions
- takes the fun out of living knowing that our decisions are really predetermined
Viewpoint 2: Your decisions shape your destiny.
Life is random and nothing is set in stone. Every choice you make contributes to how your life will pan out. You have full control over whether you
will become a pilot or a doctor based on the decisions you make. Are we all here by chance, owing all of our successes and failures to our own
- makes people blame themselves, even when circumstances beyond their control may influence their situation
- life seems pointless as there is no real purpose or point to our existence if we are just here by chance
Viewpoint 3: It's a combination of both.
I'm not really sure how such a possibility could exist, but if any other members can suggest how then please go ahead.
edit on 8/4/2012 by Dark Ghost because: formatting