What is fate? What is destiny?
Fate is unavoidable. Destiny is malleable.
Fate can not be changed. A mortal man will die, this is his fate. The sun will eventually darken and die, that is its fate. What goes up MUST come
down, ect.... Fate is not chosen. Fate is even before we even come into being.
Destiny can be forged. A man can choose to study and become more learned. A piece of metal can be forged into a sword or a scale. Really destiny is
It can be said that destiny is will, and fate is consequence. In this case the consequence comes before the choice. The chicken before the egg....
One example I like is a ball and a hill.
If a man has a ball in his hands and is standing before the hill, he can choose to roll it to the top or not. It is his destiny to roll it to the top
because he chooses to do so, because he CAN.
Fate is the unavoidable consequence of the ball rolling back down. The fate of the ball at the top of the hill is to eventually roll back down.
Nothing can stop it eternally.
Destiny was that of the man being at the bottom of the hill with a ball. He could have rolled it up, or back up, or chosen not to.
destiny must be embraced. The son of a king could chose not to embrace his destiny and not rule in his fathers place. He must choose his destiny as it
chooses him. Anyone could have been born as the son of the king, but only the the kings son can choose to become the next king.
destiny could also be seen as a powerful leader having an army under his command seeing his destiny as that of taking power away from the king. He
could choose to see his destiny as that of being the kings high protector, or his greatest enemy. He forges his own destiny.
Destiny is choice. To do something because you can.
Fate is that of the kings reign. It can not be eternal. His dominion/ rule is not guaranteed. His fate is to one day not be king. He will die or be
usurped. That is his fate.
Fate is unavoidable consequence. To have something happen no matter what you do.
edit on 16-2-2013 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)