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February 13, 2011

Fate/Destiny

If someone would have asked me a few years back, if you believe in destiny/fate I would have said no and that it’s in everyone’s hands to shape their future.

Today things do stand different and if I was asked again the same question, I would say yes there is something called destiny/fate.  It can make or break your life, can make your dreams come true or shattered at the end of the day.

I have seen a few people fate change.  People who have rode high on their luck and some who could go any further as luck was not with them.  Don’t really know how fate works but most of the time it comes across as unfair.

Look at the case of  Priyanka Chopra who became Miss World in 2000 in spite of giving a wrong answer. Her question was “Who do you think is the most successful woman living today and why?”  Her answer was Mother Teresa who had passed away in 1997. Now don’t you think it was unfair for others that they lost out for answering correctly and the one who won had got it wrong?  The winning of the crown acted as a stepping stone in the Hindi Film Industry and she did well to capitalize on her opportunities.

The worst that fate had in store of was for Charles Goodyear who lived in the peril of poverty till his death.  His invention (vulcanization of rubbers) made the rubbers more durable and it gave him nothing except tragedy.  Saw a documentary on him that made me wonder, whether it was all worth it? And yet in the end, success did not come the way it should have…

One wonders what constitutes fate and makes it work the way it does.  Sometime no matter how hard you try you still don’t get what you want. Then you see someone who does not even put an ounce of effort and yet they get what they want without really doing anything.  Makes one wonder what is good karma and bad karma?

Sometimes, I do wonder if they are ways of testing the people.  Then again why the people who work hard to get what they want are put to test and left disillusioned, while the people who put the least effort have it easy and get to eat their cake too.  Isn’t that unfair?

No one can understand what happens the way they do.  I guess the only thing one can do is to keep trying for what they want.

10 comments:

Uncommon Sense said...

Dude anyone who has taken trouble to observe life know that there is certainly a thing called fate, nobody can choose one's future..things happen as they are supposed to happen wether one likes it or not..
What we can do is see the pattern and try to predict

V Rakesh said...

After a relatively short bit of experience in life, having seen some parts of it up close and personal, I can safely say that I do believe in destiny and certainly in fate!

catawampus.me said...

I am a firm believer in fate and the great leveller..I believe even if P.C is very successful in her profession.. its very much possible that..thats not what she wanted.. or may be.. the thing she wants the most.. myt not be hers.. u know.. kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahan nahi milta and all?


I believe in personal will.. one can change ones life.. but there is this whole collective personal will of everyone that becomes fate..

u know.. interference and all.. what do u say? very physics like eh?

rauf said...

while driving a car Yogesh, you being a good driver is not enough. Much depends on the drivers on the opposite side and there is always an idiot among them who is born to bring a bad day for you. its your bad luck that he happens to be on the road at the same time as you are.

You do your best to be a good person but some one very selfish breaks your heart.

i am very confused about destiny or fate Yogesh.

The Survivor said...

@ Uncommon Sense.

More than fate I believe in attitude. A right attitude could lead you to path of glory and a wrong one to hell.

Yes, nobody knows what's going to happen tomorrow but what makes it worse that even after getting things right, if things still don't work even after hardships, that's bad.

The Survivor said...

@ Rakesh

Yeah I too think so.

@ Meenu

I guess you mean Law of Attraction. I too believe that it happens.

Though I am not PC is regretting the life. I don't think anyone will :)

The Survivor said...

@ Rauf

You put it nicely sir. Completely agree.

Mr. Ahmad said...

Well i believe you are the creator of your fate... & nobody else..

The Survivor said...

@ Mr. Ahmad

Welcome to the den of the Tall Guy

I totally agree.

Piyush said...

Sanatan Dharma is the oldest culture in the world, and there was a time when it was spread throughout the world. People can find swastika in every culture like the American Indians, Greece, troy, Italy, Russia and many other countries have this symbol. Look at the 108 symbols of god in Sanatan Dharma and their origin. Things will become very clear about the origin of humanity in this world. It is time to free ourselves from the lies and deception spread throughout the world about our culture.

Dont forget, even today in Sanskrit and Hindi the words for Divorce and any other abusive words do not exist. Yet it contains words like Yantra ( machine) and Vimana ( air-craft), which existed far before the western civilization constructed aircraft themselves.