Fate & destiny discusses wether live our lives through fate or destiny

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In the beginning a man and a woman were born. They

married each other and lived a life that was filled with

much happiness and joy. One day a terrible car accident

occurred that killed them both. In this world we live in we

face everyday choices. Maybe these people did not choose to

die, but they maybe chose to drive in the car that day. Was

what happened to them an accident or a bad twist of fate

that was their destiny? Were these two wonderful people

predestined to die at that moment or was it just an accident

or did they just make a bad choice to drive in a car that


It is my belief that we are here for some purpose. Some

meaningful some not. Each of us has our own opinion whether

that is so. Fate is a part of this world. In mythology

fate/destiny is often looked upon for guidance, prophecies

made concerning fate often come true, and even the gods in

mythology respect their own destiny.

In mythology, when people were facing hard times they

visited temples of guidance on what they were destined to

do. Like in the story of Cupid and Psyche. Psyche's parents

went to seek an oracle (in Apollo's temple) for advice on

what to do with her. The oracle directed Psyche in the right

direction of her fate or gave a hint to what was destined to

happen anyway. Also, in the Odyssey where Odysseus visits

Hades to see an old blind dead soothsayer to find out what

he should do in order to get home. Last is the destiny of

Oedipus who seeks help to make his country a better place,

only to find out what his real destiny was.

A strange thing happened in...