Our lives are lived by destiny because God, our creator, made people to be who people are with the characteristics they have, which means that God created all human’s destinies as well. A quote from the question states that, “...and that we have little scope to change the course of events,” meaning people have little control over what they do in life, for example, little decisions like what to eat or wear. Living by destiny does not mean we have absolutely no control over one's life, but more like one has little control over their life. But each individual has a destiny of their own because it makes the world and all the people in it to be different as people. If everyone chose to live the exact same way then there would be nothing exciting or different in the world, but if each person had their own destiny, then there is much to discover about in the diverse world. I think each human has their own destiny with some control over the actions they take in their life.
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The events of life are designed to be ruled by destiny. Nicholas Sparks once said, “There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane; sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore”. This means that everything happens for a reason. Every person has a decided fate that they cannot escape, nor change, even if they tried. There are minor things in life that people can change, and other fates that are decided by God. There are fates in life that can hurt one emotionally, and others that bring them joy. That is just life. Life is full of ups and downs that lead one to their destiny, and the only thing they can really change, is the way they react to it.
Life's path is not determined by fate, but rather by people's own free-will. For example Charles Dickens states “I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” As the quote states peoples lives are made by the decisions that they make. People believe that each person has one set destiny, but how is that true when so many changes and unexpected events occur in ones life. There would be little value in life if one could not choose their own path and make of it as one will. Changes occur everyday whether accidental or intentional but each change alters ones future. Free-will which is made of ones choices, decisions and influences is how life's path is created.
Life is a chance to learn and love. People have lessons to learn and to expect the unexpecting. Someone once said, "Eventually eveything falls into place; So laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything is going to be okay." This quote states that everything happens for a reason. People change so that others can learn to let go, even when things go wrong, People beileve lies because to learn not to trust no one but yourself. Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together. Everyong should always enjoy the moments in life.
People have free will to change the course of future events. In the Bible it states, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps,” (Proverbs 16:9). Also, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty,” (Proverbs 14:23). If all of humanity believed in destiny, everyone would just do what they wanted because they could not impact their future. This would cause feelings of hopelessness. However, with free will you could not slack off and expect to live a wealthy life. You would have to work hard to have a prosperous life. If you are poor you could get a job again and live a nice life. The Bible teaches that we are accountable for the good and bad choices we make. The Bible says and teaches that people have free will and can change the course of the future with their actions.
People have free will to change the course of future events. In the Bible it states, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps,” (Proverbs 16:9). Also, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty,” (Proverbs 14:23). If all of humanity believed in destiny, everyone would just do what they wanted because they could not impact their future. This would cause feelings of hopelessness. However, with free will they could not slack off and expect to live a wealthy life. They would have to work hard to have a prosperous life. If someone is poor they could get a job again and live a nice life. The Bible teaches that we are accountable for the good and bad choices we make. The Bible says and teaches that people have free will and can change the course of the future with their actions.
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A person’s life is lived by destiny. Joel Osteen once said, “God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.” This quote states that He, meaning God, has created people to fulfill the destiny He has chosen for them. In other words, this means, “the plan,” that God has for people. It makes sense that each person is given a specific destiny because if life were up to free-will, then people would be choosing to have cancer and other illnesses instead of not having a choice. People do not chose to be sick and poor, nor rich and famous, it is up to one’s destiny to have limits and achievements, therefore, each individual person has a destiny.
The lives of people are determined by free will because the choices people make control their future, destiny does not. For example Madeleine Albright states “What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” This quote represents that an individual’s life is determined by free will, because where you go in life is not based on the destiny of finding the perfect husband/wife and planning to have a perfect job, but making the correct choices and decisions to have a good future. As well people say that it’s their destiny if the individual gets hurt or ill, but it is the choices that they make in their life that will lead up to the final results. Free will, is the way that an individual’s life will be determined.
The events of life are controlled by the people who live it. As William Shakespeare stated "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." This quotes means that a person's life is not controlled by destiny but by what they do and the choices they make. Every person chooses their own path that they can change and be altered. There wouldn't be much in life if it was already planned out for them and they had no choice of what it should become. Many people believe in destiny and that everything happens for a reason but how can that be right if we all endure constant changes. Every person has the ability to be in charge of their live and the paths they take there isn't a life that's set in stone. A person's life is only controlled by their actions and they are the only ones that can create their path and the life they will have.
Some people believe that life is predetermined. The quote states that, “destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.” Everything happens for a reason. People cannot chose the obstacles that come forward. However, everybody faces difficulties in life. They may have put themselves into the situation, but they cannot decide what comes out of it – good or bad. Destiny brings out the God-given side in everyone.
Life is not determined by destiny, but by free will. Madeleine Albright once said, “What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” This quote means that we, as our own people have the capability of making our own decisions which affect our life, rather than waiting for destiny. People need to think for themselves, and know that it is their own decisions that make their life the way it is, and that they are the only person who can change that. If you do not like something in your life you are able to modify it, because it is your own future, which you are in charge of. Any person who can make a decision, has the ability to change their life by their own free will.
Sorry to comment again but i just refreshed my page after I commented my answer and noticed that me and Emma Stefanison used the same quote. Is that a problem Mrs. Mac??
People have control over their own lives. For example, Tony Robbins said, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” This quote demonstrates that life isn’t planned out; our actions are not predestined. A person’s life is based on the choices they make. The future remains unwritten, and each individual selects the direction their life is going to take. Nothing is constant; every aspect in life changes. Some people believe that destiny controls life and that the actions and decisions they make have already been laid out. However, everyone has the ability to choose their own future. Life is variable, and changes are continuously made over the course of everyone’s lives. Destiny does not control the Earth; each person has the free will to decide their path in life.
In life the paths that are taken by people are not determined completely by free-will but rather by destiny. For example in the following quote George Washington states " There is a destiny which has the control of our actions, not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of human nature." This quote states that everything happens for a reason and destiny is ultimately the ruler of a persons life. No matter how hard a person tries to achieve a goal or get through a hard time in life, it is their destiny that will either fulfill them or disappoint them. People cannot choose the battles they will face, but the outcome is decided by destiny and cannot be prevented by human behavior. Whatever is meant to happen will happen.
Not a single person on Earth is has their entire life predetermined by some 'mystical' force. For example, Stephen Hawking once stated, “I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street”. Hawking was explaining that even those people that believe in a predetermined life try to find different options, different ways through life. Every person on earth can do what they wish. Even though there might be consequences for their specific actions, they can still do what they wish. In life, nothing is predetermined. The people around the world that live their lives thinking that everything happens for a reason usually have sad backstories. They usually want their suffering to mean something. This is not the case, though. The two reasons that anything happens are one- free will and two- by accident. No on is controlled by anyone but themselves. There is no such thing as a predetermined life on earth.
Contrary to the popular belief that everything that happens comes to pass according to a predetermined pattern .Events actually happen because of the choices that individuals make. In Paradise Lost by John Milton, God explains that he has made Man “sufficient to have stood, but free to fall”. This means that individual lives are not predestined, that they are free to choose the course of the life to take. People cannot control everything that happens but people choose to react and change their life. Everyone has free will and controls the actions they chose in life.
Most individuals would like to believe that they are destined for good things in life, that no matter what they do or don’t do, things will work out. However, in reality one’s life is determined by more than fate. For example, Patrick Ness states “We are the choices we make.” This quote is implying that an individual’s decisions and actions have direct consequences on their life. We all want a happy ending; however, it takes goal setting and hard work to accomplish one’s dreams. The more an individual invests in their life, the happier they will be with the results. Life is what you make it so choose wisely.
People’s lives and the paths they take in life are lived and guided by free will. For example C.S. Lewis states “For you will certainly carry out God's purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John.” This means that people have their own choice and freedom of shaping their lives but they will end up with what God wanted them to have. There are many paths that lead to God’s plan which is destiny but people have the freedom and choice to choose which path they will take in life.
A man once said "Freewill is it really free?" This quote means that sure a person can make their own decisions, but at what cost? In my opinion the cost is how your life is changed based on your own decisions. For example a person could choose to do drugs, that is not a predetermined decision rather a decision made by one's self. However if a person decides to do drugs their life could potentially spiral out of control and they could end up in jail or even dead. If a person's life is affected based on a decision they made than how is it pre-determined by fate?
Life is not determined by fate or destiny but a combination of both. For example, Samuel Johnson and Herman Hesse state: “All theory is against free will; all experience is for it.” (Herman Hesse) “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” Theses quotes show that there are different ways of seeing one’s fate or free-will. Although someone might not have the greatest looks, family background or quality of life as another. They have the power to control their own path. However, in some cases, even if one works hard, there is no guaranty of success. Sometimes, luck can be your greatest enemy. Life is determined by one’s own decision and chance.
Most people think that everything happens for a reason because of personal experiences that they have been through. For example, John Lennon states that “There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...”. This quote means that wherever you are in life, is where you should be in life. You belong to where you are right now. It is true that everyone should make their own choices and decisions, but many people believe that it should be destiny that chooses it for you. Whatever happens, happens.
-everything does happen for a reason. if you meet someone, it is for a reason, and that person will change your life in either a good or bad way. Some people say people walk in and out of your life, but if they walk out on your life, their not meant to be in it, if they stay in your life, they are meant to be in it. people do change though, some may like it, others will not. we have to learn to deal with the facts, and if they leave your live, they were never ment to be in it in the first place.
Everything that happens comes to pass according to a predetermined pattern which is destiny. For example, Ravi Zacharias said, "There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny." This quote demonstrates that people are not the authors of their life. Since the day people were conceived in the womb, their life was written out for them by God. People always live in the present, the future is not the future but eventual present. No matter what situation, things happen for a reason. People make decisions now but those decisions have been preplanned by God for you to make. In that sense, everything happens for a reason. That is why specific people are talented in different things because God made them gifted in that sport/hobby. It is not in us that we hold our destiny but in God alone.
Whoops sorry put things happen for a reason two times in my opinion. Please ignore that heheh. :P
Everything happens for a reason. everything you do has a reason everyone you meet has a reason everything you read has a reason some things just have less purpose than others. For example Marilyn Monroe once said ''everything happens for a reason and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” This quote explains that sometimes good things that you may have will fall apart for better things to happen. People have the choice to do what ever they want, no matter what choices they make they will end up the same result.
Everyday obstacles and choices humans face happen for a reason. Where ever you are in life, that is where you're supposed to be. Wintson Churchill once said " It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time." The quote states that humans have a path in life that they are supposed to fallow, but looking too far into the future and trying to plan it is unpredictable because anything can happen. You are where you're supposed to be right now and you're future will sort itself out later in life when the time comes. If something is meant to happen, it will. If something is not meant to happen, it won't and you shouldn't force it.
No one person has a set destiny, but the free will to live how they want. The only predetermined pattern we have in life is that we are born and we die. What happens in between life and death is completely up to us. For example, Cris Allen Pace states, “Destiny is a wonderful little outline on how everything will work out, but free will can rewrite its outline as things come to pass. It is like a highway system, the road is already laid out for you, but there are numerous interchanges, off ramps, and forks you can take, the road is set, the final destination is not.” This quote demonstrates that even though we may think that we all have a predetermined destiny, we do not. Life is full of choices which can change our course of events. We do not have a predestined future. Life would have no meaning if one could not choose how there life events occur. One’s life’s path is controlled by their actions and decisions.
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No one person has a set destiny, but the free will to live how they want. The only predetermined pattern in life is people are born and people die. What happens in between life and death is completely up to the individual. For example, Cris Allen Pace states, “Destiny is a wonderful little outline on how everything will work out, but free will can rewrite its outline as things come to pass. It is like a highway system, the road is already laid out for you, but there are numerous interchanges, off ramps, and forks you can take, the road is set, the final destination is not.” This quote demonstrates that even though it may seem that all people have a predetermined destiny, they do not. Life is full of choices which can change our course of events. There is no such idea as a predestined future. Life would have no meaning if one could not choose how there life events occur. One’s life’s path is controlled by their actions and decisions.
Every person is given life on this planet for a reason. William Jennings Bryan says that “Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain”. Each human being is different and unique. Each human being has the ability to create their own future. Every human has the potential to do great things, but it is up to them whether or not they decide to do great things with their life. People are brought into this world for a reason, what those reasons are or may be, are up to us to decide. No other person has the ability to create the future for us. Our destiny is something we are capable of creating and changing, based on our life choices.
Everyones life is laid out. God has a plan for everyone and that plan is called destiny. In the bible it states " Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you!" (Thessalonians 5:18). this states that when one is in a bad time or situation in their life dont worry! This is part of Gods plan! He knows what hes doing just trust him and it will all work out in the end. God still advises people to make good descisions and to work hard, but he also wants to be trusted for he has a plan and that plan is called destiny.
Romeo and Juliet’s free will brought their love together. For example, William Shakespeare states; “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” This quote shows that even the author of /Romeo and Juliet/ believed that it is “in ourselves” to make one’s own decisions. Life is not determined by a greater power but in the everyday choices that one makes. Also, in/Romeo and Juliet/, it was Romeo’s decision to go to the Capulet’s ball that let to their meeting and not fate. Romeo and Juliet’s love was brought together by their own free will.
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