Fated To be Free

Fate, is it fact or fiction? Do we believe that we are completely free

to do what ever we want and that we alone create our destiny, or are we

fated to follow some decided path and no matter what we do we are

predestined to live out our life according to someone's plan? Now maybe

the bigger question is how do we justify which way is right and which is

wrong. I believe that each person develops their own opinion through

personal encounters and experiences, and the only correct path is the

one that the person believes in and lets that person live their life to

its fullest.

The people who truly believe in the whole concept of fate are the ones

who have it easy. They can look at any situation and say that the

outcome, whatever it may be, is because of fate and was meant to be.

These are the people who can go skydiving with no fear because they

believe that if it is their fate to live, great, if it's their fate to

die, well hell it was meant to be. They take the responsibility of

their life out of their own hands and put it into the hands of a mystic

force called fate. Now that is one hell of a concept. Personally, if I

'm going to do something crazy and stupid, I will be sure all the proper

precautions are taken and not count on fate to handle all the details.

Then there are the people who believe that their life is completely in

their hands and they themselves mold their destiny through their choices

and actions. To me this opinion requires way too much worrying and

stress on their part if they truly practice it in their daily lives.

But it also provides a sense of freedom and independence to do with your

life as you please and live your life how you want it. To me, these

types of people generally don't take as many risks as the others because

they are worried about the consequences that might damage the life they

have created. It is like when you build a pyramid out of playing cards.

You pick out the best looking cards, the strong and secure ones, and are

always ever so careful placing each pair on so that you don't knock down

the entire thing. A life like that is what heart attacks and ulcers

feed on. I just think that life is too short to worry about all of

life's little things.

Now what I believe in is a little different. I believe in fate very

much so, but also in living our life freely to make our own decisions to

mold our life. I conceive fate not as some imaginary mystic force, but

a very alive power in all our lives, God. I don't want to sound preachy

and I don't think God decides everything, but I do believe that certain

things happen for a reason. I sense that we are free to live out our

lives how we see fit and that we help to shape our destiny through our

actions and our experiences, but I strongly believe in another force out

there intervening from time to time and makes things happen for whatever

reason. This is where the concept of fate comes in.

Whether you live your life throwing caution to the wind or like a house

of cards, you should simply live your life out to its fullest and not

take either belief to an extreme. There is a healthy median out there,

so find it, live it, and love it. Live out live however you see fit and

govern your actions accordingly, because after all it is your life and

you only got one.