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Do you believe your fate is predetermined ?
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23 / M / New Haven,CT
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Posted 11/8/14
Just what the topic said i wanted peoples opinion on this. Do you think your fate as a human being is predetermined? And before anyone ask yes had a religious discussion before that brought this up things like in the bible are predetermined aka rapture, the end of the world and things of that nature. So do you think our fate death and success things like that are predetermined? I like your thoughts crunchy roll people. I don't believe in predetermined fates for humankind or for my own fate.
(I feel like im missing something from this if i wasn't clear or made a mistake feel free to correct me)
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No because I might as well believe in god/the matrix if I believe in that.
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26 / M / Port Charlottel, FL
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I feel it's determined like forks in the road.

Example : You've got a decision to make, let's say it's a yes or no. You choose yes and it's a terrible decision. Had you chosen no it mgith've gone better.

I believe your choices depend the outcomes that fulfill your life.

Funny that this has come up in discussion, too. Last night I pondered to myself "Did I lock the front door?" I had two choices to make, either get up and check or just brush it off and say I did lock it.

I chose to brush it off, my dog got out, and he passed away...

I'm not saying something wouldn't have happened, but maybe if I got up and checked that my dog would still be here.
I say be careful what you choose to do at those situations, because you may not like the outcome.
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I don't think it is.
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23 / M / AZ
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I think you make it up as you go
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19 / M / Out of sight (But...
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I feel like yes, it is predetermined, but that predetermined fate is determined by your choices. If that makes any sense (probably not).
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Posted 11/8/14

RedExodus wrote:

No because I might as well believe in god/the matrix if I believe in that.


You do not have to believe either to believe in Predeterminism. There's nothing mystical about believing our genetics (Such things like our chemical balances) dictate our behaviour as to make our fate predetermined. I personally don't believe in this type of Predeterminism tho.

Chuck "Predeterminism" into your Google search and look at the Wikipedia page on it, gives a good overview of what it is and it's actually quite interesting.
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Posted 11/8/14

GrandMasterTime wrote:


RedExodus wrote:

No because I might as well believe in god/the matrix if I believe in that.


You do not have to believe either to believe in Predeterminism. There's nothing mystical about believing our genetics (Such things like our chemical balances) dictate our behaviour as to make our fate predetermined. I personally don't believe in this type of Predeterminism tho.

Chuck "Predeterminism" into your Google search and look at the Wikipedia page on it, gives a good overview of what it is and it's actually quite interesting.


Ima go do that after get off jade empire (addicted atm to that game ) I don't believe in genetics dictating my behavior either nor in gods or god knowing or controlling our fate
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In my opinion, it's our choices that define us. To say that all those choices were "predestined" is the same as saying our personalities and identities were crafted by something else.

That said, I do feel like there's something deeper behind our decisions. I see our decisions as being a path towards our reason for living.

Imagine a labyrinth with infinite paths and routes, but some of those paths eventually lead to the treasure at its heart. Not everyone finds the path there and often they simply find an exit and leave without the treasure. But for those who make it all the way, they find their ultimate purpose.

Maybe you could call it fate to have just one purpose in life, but I don't think that means everything is already decided. Maybe I'm just contradicting myself.
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28 / M / Mor Dhona
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Fate? Hell no!

Fate's just a way of shrugging off responsibility or blame after the fact. If something bad happens, it was "just fate." Meanwhile people revel in their glories, thinking themselves to be responsible for their successes, not fate. You can't have it both ways. Either everything that happens was fated (both the good AND the bad), so we shouldn't blame criminals for their crimes, or nothing is bound to fate, and you have to pave your own way - and whether it ends in glory or damnation is up to you.

I'd rather believe the latter.
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It's a mix of predetermined fate and free will. Some things in your life are out of your control. You don't control who you're born to, what your race is, what kind of neighborhood you grow up in, etc. You do have some control over what schools you go to, what food you buy, who you make friends with, etc. Usually some of these things determine another. If you're born into a rich family, you're likely to socialize with other rich kids. If you decide to go to law school instead of medical school, your future might be determined by how successful you are in court. There's always a mix of free will and predetermined fate that leads to your future.
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Doubtful in determined fates every human being each has a potential to make choices which are totally unique and creative from other peoples choices some simple some not so simple the choices we make define who we are I doubt anyone starts off as super omega bad you know.
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My views are really odd and based on personal experience and perspective.


1. The future is subject to change, but, what many fail to realize is that so is the past.
2. This means there is some measure of choice and free will.
3. Cause and effect are real and dictate much of what occurs
4 Therefore, some moments are set in stone, and must occur.
5. Deja vu iseems to be the remembrance of something as it occurs.
6 Time is not linear, though we perceive it as such (probably for the sake of mental coherence)..
7. The world is a lot stranger and scarier than we normally perceive it to be.
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Yes I do, but there is no way one can know what there fate is before it occurs
Posted 11/8/14
I just thought of Sophie's World... Amazing read.
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