Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Fate and Free-will
I don't believe in fate. I think that what happens to us is a result of the decisions we make. What we can't control is a result of the decisions of others. I think that this quote is interesting and presents some very good points: “There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.” - Elizabeth Gilbert. What you think dictates how you spend your time and, in turn, what happens to you, and what happens to the people who you interact with on a daily basis. This is why people always think that decisions are scary because they are final, and can change everything.