Option to choose fate or destiny??

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1st and foremost let's not turn this into a religious thread.

do you think you have the option to determine the outcome of your life or do u think that everything happens for a reason and that everything that happens in your life is mapped out and planned ?

Im sure most of you would like it so that the choices u make in life control your destiny...but somethings happen that are out of our control...so does that mean that everything is planned out by an omnipotent entity?
 
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this is always something ive thought about, so im very interested to see some of the answers, as for me, i couldnt even say, i honestly dont know which one i believe
 
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There's been too many events in my life that lead me to believe in a predetermined fate, and that there's no such thing as 'free will.' The paths can differ, but the end is the same.
 
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I always say everything happens for a reason.

but i also believe we reap what we sow.

I also believe i choose and determine my own fate.

whatever makes me feel better at the moment (to explain something) is what i believe in at that moment. (i think i heard one of the NTers say thats what religion does...gives an explanation for the unexplained that helps you get through "it")
 
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Destiny is an allusion, people use that to make themselves feel better when they +**+ up. How you going to say "this happened for a reason" every time things go wrong? Come on. Your in control of your life.
 
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If life was planned out for each and every person, I'd like to meet the person who planned my life out and ask them, "Why?!"
 
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I think everythings planned out. we think we have free will because we don't know what's gonna happen yet
 
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Everything happens for a reason but most of the time, we don't know why and probably can't ever figure it out.
 
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Originally Posted by Still1Rise

Destiny is an allusion, people use that to make themselves feel better when they +**+ up. How you going to say "this happened for a reason" every time things go wrong? Come on. Your in control of your life.
what if you get drafted to war and lose all of your limbs?, or get in to a car ACCIDENT and become paralyzed. These are life changing situations so how much control do we have on our lives??
 
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