Do you believe in fate?

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11. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Usually when dealing with a death or some sort of loss...people have to convince themselves that it happened for a reason. It is a coping mechanism. As are most things we feel. When dealing with feelings or emotions it is impossible to remain scientific as it is all subjective to the individual (how they were rasied and everything that has happened to them since birth shaped how they respond and react to most things) I should stop now...if I go off on a tangent about belief systems...I might step on some toes..and I like the people here too much to do that! :)

12. Posted by salsachick (Inactive 77 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Some interesting thoughts!

Trying to pin-point our existance is an endless journey. Instead I would consider more important to live right "now". There is no past or future, no destiny fate or chaos. Only right now.

I think sometimes it is good to think about destiny and fate so it can stretch the imagination.It's like movies like "The Matrix" that really make you think about all the possibilities.

But I think Brendan you are right and that you have to live for the here and now.

I also think there is some truth to this [quote]
we create our own destines... mapped out by certain circumstances

13. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Good point, and I think dreaming about the future and remembering the past are important things - as long as one doesn't live in the future or past. Dwelling on them through out their lives.

14. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

If anyone of you chance to learn Chinese, this is the first word you MUST learn:

缘 (yuan)

There's no 100% explanation or direct-translation to take its whole meaning into other foreign languages; in English, some would say it is 'destiny' or 'fate' (it's still inapproapriate theorically nor practically).

If there's fate in this world, there could be a strongly 'yuan' or dimming 'yuan' between you and another person/object/incident/consequence/spiritual element.

For myself, when I 'see' the route to my dream, I would do whatever to achieve that. I am a determinant but is prepared to accept failure and changes and even unpredictable 'not-at-all'.

Am I believe in fate? (As MASSAGEUK's say, more questions to come; I agree on Brenden's say: work for the life now)


15. Posted by Ivybush (Budding Member 3 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I totally agree with what everyone has said some cracking points made.
I think we should just all live for today, you never really know if your on the right path or not..through good or bad!!!

We should not judge hurt be mean to anyone that's a different colour race gender age weight height abilities looks size shape...

Come on people let's be kind happy sharing caring..then have fun laughter love compassion friendships build places safe environments schools parks going out in general no racism no bullying no violence no trouble just LOVE.

Put your phone away for a while..spend some time with you family talk and have fun.


16. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1533 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hi Paul. Welcome to TravellersPoint. Well said.

Thank you for filling out your Profile Page here. It is a big help when people start to answer any questions you may want to ask. We're not traveling much these days, but we all have high hopes that we will be back traveling soon so we're planning future trips.

BTW, this question is 14 years old so the person who asked is probably long gone. If you look at the banner of the question, you'll see something like 25m (25 minutes ago), 3d (or 3 days ago) or 6y (6 years ago). It helps a little and sometimes it's fun to revisit an older question. Sometimes they get closed off after a certain time. I'm not sure how it all works, but it's a guide.

Have fun here and I hope you are planning some travel when we can all get out and about. I notice you live in a beautiful and historic country.

17. Posted by Ivybush (Budding Member 3 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

Cheers butty yes aberdar/ wales is very historical and beautiful.

18. Posted by TuscarawasJones (Budding Member 3 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I will start by saying this: Never underestimate the power of coincidence.

However I would ask anyone reading to consider the possibility that one creates their own reality to a certain extent. Moods and experiences can significant shape how someone views the world. Constantly shifting this way or that, the world a person perceives becomes that person's reality. Indeed the power to change one's own reality would then come from within.
In the wisdom of Gandhi's words: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Perhaps all things do happen for a reason, and the reason likely results from an action that was either taken or not taken. It's good to consider the things that may happen from the actions we choose to take. It may be beneficial to think about it ahead of time by asking: Is this action consistent with how I see myself or who I want to be? What may happen if I do or do not take this action?

Chaos theory/butterfly effect and all that good stuff.

I find this discussion intriguing. Thanks to those who have shared.

19. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1533 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Since the question was asked 14 years ago, it is a discussion that seems to have a very long life.

20. Posted by Bobby234 (Inactive 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I believe in fate. Sometimes things happen and we are upset because we planned them to be in another way, but finally it turns out that it was for the better. For example, when my grandmother was young, she missed her flight. She really wanted to be on that plane as she wanted to see her husband (my grandfather) as soon as possible. That plane crashed. How couldn't she started believing in fate after that?

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