Monday, February 05, 2007

"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."

William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)


Anonymous stacy said...

If you want a destiny you have to make it. It won't just happen.Every action that you make will have an effect on your future.You can also change your future but you can't change the past. so be careful what you do now because it will lead to your destiny.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

You choose the road that you travel so you, in essence, choose the destination that you arrive at.

We can't always control circumstances but we can certainly control how we respond and that ends up determining who we are as individuals.

11:32 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

I don't think there is such a thing as destiny. The Wiktionary definition of Destiny is :

1) That to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
2) The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; an irresistable power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.

As such, there is no choice as to what your destiny is. People like to use this as an excuse for those things they feel they have no control over - or to influence others by making them believe that a given outcome is pre-set, and cannot be changed - thus removing our responsibility for it.

So I feel that using destiny is a cheap cop-out - and is a symptom of one of the biggest and most fundamental problems we have in our society today - the complete and utter lack of accountability of people for their own actions and lives.

We are completely responsible for all the choices we make, whether or not we choose to acknowledge this. It is not the government's fault, it is not God's fault. We make the choices that determine the course of our lives. Period.

5:47 AM  

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