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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
reply to post by theghoster
I have never found a dictionary that pleased everyone in ever definition. If not we would have ONE and it would be copied...
This is part of linguistics. Some words mean one thing to one group and another to another.
I would rather see their original meaning and see how they have evolved over time and then ask if they have remained true to their original concept.
Fate is inevitable, this is true. Destiny is not, it originally was used as a will or force of potential energy released. Like ice about to melt in the Tao meaning being the "dragon". The dragon of Tao is destiny. A choice of EMBRACING your potential.
Destiny must be embraced or defied. It is inevitable in the way that a sword MUST be used to kill, yet it can also be defied by destroying the sword and thus its destiny, and instead forge a shield, forging a new destiny...