Saturday, June 15, 2013
Fate or Coincidence...?
“Destiny, with unbiased hands, sows the seeds of fate.” ~ Helen Cifuentes
I have always been fascinated by the fate vs. coincidence debate. To me, there are two different types of people in the world: Those who believe in fate, and those who do not. Those who believe in fate believe that there is a reason for everything. A chance encounter, for instance, is not just a chance encounter to the person who believes in fate. They believe that there is no such thing as an accident or coincidence.
On the other hand, there are those who believe that we mistake coincidence for fate. That a chance encounter is just that, a chance encounter. That life’s randomness is the simple explanation for things that other people mistake as fate.
Where do you stand on this? Do you believe in fate and destiny or do you think we mistake coincidence for fate?