As a writing and literature instructor, I am glad to say that I have witnessed the personality transformation of approximately 3 to 5 individuals after direct intervention, persistence, Socratic, questioning, and individualized plans with a focus on modeling and positive belief in the learners. Sadly, some learners come with poisonous labels like name-tags and warnings. Yet, this is the very reason many of us take on the special challenge to be a teacher rather than a psychotherapist.
Fate is a sequence of events which a person finds himself in to develop his capabilities, qualities, to find his true Self. What happens to us now (both positive and negative) has causes in our past, in our own deeds and thoughts. The way how we are coping with the situation at this very moment will lead to a certain situation in the future. I mean, if we overcome what life offers us with honour, if we see and remember the lesson it teaches us, the situation will not repeat in the future. If we suffer and lament over the situation, life again will give us a chance to work out the same aspect and, more likely, more severe circumstances will be created. A saying is popular among Russians (I am sure it is known to the other nations as well): “to step onto the same rake”.
Everything that has been described above is called karma in India and the repeating situations in life are called the wheel of sansara. But it is not at all necessary that the deeds which we committed once will determine our destiny all the future lives. The man IS GIVEN FREEDOM – the freedom to choose his path: whether he wants to develop spiritually or not. If the person goes along the way of transformation and growth, he can get free from the so called karma quite quickly. Everything depends on his desire to realize the negative in himself and the quantity of love he is carrying into the World.
Destiny and the Level of Spiritual Development
1) What is fate for the people living in the risk zone? For this zone the saying is appropriate: “one cannot run away from his fate”. As the person’s vibrations are quite low, he is quite far from the bright, from his own Self/spirit, from God/Supreme Power (and it is very difficult for the Supreme Power to “get in touch” with the person, to help him and guide him). In this zone, everything can happen to the man – a serious illness, an accident, an unpredicted death. And even if the person is warned about the impending danger (including the sings from above), if there are attempts to save him, his fate will still find him very quickly. So, hard karmic dependence is typical for this zone.
2) Staying in the third zone, in the state of joy and happiness, the person forms his own destiny, not by force – “I want so!” – but while cooperating with the World in a subtle harmonious way. He does not think of destiny, he just lives! In such a way he can live for a very long time, solving more and more tasks important for the World. In this zone the man’s rise can be infinite. The man’s consciousness is widening: the causes of what is happening become understandable and the person can work them out not waiting for the repetition of the situation.
As you can't disprove or prove destiny, then this is left with which is the best mindset to have. Now i think it is best to think that you can change your destiny. As if you think that you can't i have seen how people in this mindset tend to give up easily and just say, "i can't be asked, it's my destiny to be this way." This if of course not a good thing as it is firstly just wrong, even if there is such thing as predetermined destiny, it could be their destiny to succeed, it could be predetermined that it is supposed to be this hard to get to the destination. Also, it limits what you can do in life and you start trying to predict the future and based on probability it is realistic to think that i will live an average life as most live that way, but again, that is the wrong way to think, and is just so limiting. When instead of practically living in the future, you should live in the present and focus on the present moment and stop trying to predict the future, as the amount of things that could happen in the next second is infinite, due to the amount we don't know about the universe and life in general.
In life your going to have people who question your abilities to do something, and i guess that could be the destiny others set for you. So if you just ignore those people, and become determined you can change your destiny. Even if you make mistakes in life that will haunt you, you can overcome them. Your past is simply a scar, and as you grow, it becomes a smaller part of yourself. Its never going to go away, but it will shrink. Therefore, if fate is real, I guess how you can change it.
I don't even sure destiny is a real thing, so if there's no destiny there's nothing you should change. You just have to live. Create your future. But if destiny exists... There's always a way, which can change it. You can change it by making decisions. Some of them change all your life. Destiny doesn't control you. You control your destiny.
It is very easy to understand that you do not have freewill. Have you ever done anything without any reasons? No, you never did. But your reasons come before you take actions. That means your past reasons control your present action. So you do not have any freewill at present moment. Take a look at the destiny chapter in the free book https://theoryofsouls.wordpress.com/
A yogi from India, Swami Rama, visited USA, during 1970s. A white American woman came to see him. As soon as she entered his room, the swami told her to ask seven questions. One by one she asked him all seven questions. Then the swami picked up a paper from his desk and gave that to her. All seven questions and their answers were already written on that paper by the swami. The woman said five were correct, one was wrong, and one was partially correct. Such examples show that life can be precisely predicted even moment by moment. Thus you have no control over your actions or Karma or destiny.
Example – 2
The famous western palmist, Chiero, examined the hand of Mark Twain in 1895, when he was bankrupt and $94,000 in debt. Chiero predicted that he would suddenly become rich in his 68th year (1903). It came true and he signed a contract. Twain wrote - “They guarantee me $25,000 a year for five years, but they will yield twice as much as that for many a year, if intelligently handled.” Here again we see that things are planned for you and will always happen.
Imagine, right now, you decide to clap your hands. So you do it. No big deal, right? Actually, great thinkers have been furrowing their brows over the nature of a simple decision like that for centuries. You’re free to clap your hands whenever you want, so it follows that you clap by your own free will. And yet, the objection goes, the universe is governed by cause and effect. What if all your choices that appear to be spontaneous simply are the result of a chain of reactions? Are your decisions predetermined?
Cognitive research, for instance, has shown that our brains generate thoughts before we’re even aware of them, which suggests we make decisions before we’re aware of them, too—not a good sign for those in the free will camp.
But a new study has more promising results. Free will still may sneak its way into our decision making through a surprising source, it suggests: brain static.
"While of course our purposeful intentions, desires, and goals drive our decisions in a linear cause-and-effect kind of way, our finding shows that our decisions are also influenced by neural noise within any given moment."
Building off the landmark experiments of Benjamin Libet, researchers at the University of California-Davis measured the brain activity of a handful of undergraduates as each made choices to look left or right when prompted by images on a screen. A bunch of controls ensured the only thing directing their gaze was their own arbitrary choice.
The researchers wanted to determine if what they call “ongoing spontaneous variability” in neural signaling—basically, the brain’s background noise—influenced the students’ decisions. This excess signaling has been dismissed as inconsequential, but recently scientists have begun to speculate that it could actually be hugely important. “Neural noise is simply that the brain is always firing even in the absence of input or responses, and this random firing may even be the carrier upon which our consciousness rides, in the same way that radio-static is used to carry a radio station,” says Jesse Bengson, the study’s lead author, in an email.
The study's result: Fluctuations in brain static actually predicted the direction in which students chose to look. This sounds just as fatalistic as thoughts existing before we think them, but really it's just the opposite. These constant fluctuations exist apart from the normal causal chain of thoughts, so they seem to allow spontaneous bits to disrupt our otherwise-inevitable cognitive marches toward particular actions and open up other possibilities.
“While of course our purposeful intentions, desires, and goals drive our decisions in a linear cause-and-effect kind of way, our finding shows that our decisions are also influenced by neural noise within any given moment,” Bengson says.
This influence can be problematic, he notes, because it probably plays a role in knocking us off track even when we don’t want to be, like when we act against our intentions, make mistakes, etc. But the upside to our fallibility may be nothing less than freedom of choice.
Determinism is the philosophical position that for every event, including human interactions, there exist conditions that could cause no other event. "There are many determinisms, depending on what pre-conditions are considered to be determinative of an event or action."
Deterministic theories throughout the history of philosophy have sprung from diverse and sometimes overlapping motives and considerations. Some forms of determinism can be empirically tested with ideas from physics and the philosophy of physics. The opposite of determinism is some kind of indeterminism (otherwise called nondeterminism).
Determinism often is taken to mean causal determinism, which in physics is known as cause-and-effect. It is the concept that events within a given paradigm are bound by causality in such a way that any state (of an object or event) is completely determined by prior states. This meaning can be distinguished from other varieties of determinism mentioned below.
Other debates often concern the scope of determined systems, with some maintaining that the entire universe is a single determinate system and others identifying other more limited determinate systems (or multiverse). Numerous historical debates involve many philosophical positions and varieties of determinism. They include debates concerning determinism and free will, technically denoted as compatibilistic (allowing the two to coexist) and incompatibilistic (denying their coexistence is a possibility).
Determinism should not be confused with self-determination of human actions by reasons, motives, and desires. Determinism rarely requires that perfect prediction be practically possible.The idea that the entire universe is a deterministic system has been articulated in both Eastern and non-Eastern religion, philosophy, and literature.
In I Ching and Philosophical Taoism, the ebb and flow of favorable and unfavorable conditions suggests the path of least resistance is effortless (see wu wei). In the philosophical schools of India, the concept of precise and continual effect of laws of Karma on the existence of all sentient beings is analogous to western deterministic concept. Karma is the concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian religions. It is understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.E., the cycle called saṃsāra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies. Karma is considered predetermined and deterministic in the universe, and in combination with the decisions (free will) of living beings, accumulates to determine futuristic situations that the living being encounters.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, quantum mechanics—the physics of the extremely small—has revealed previously concealed aspects of events. Before that, Newtonian physics—the physics of everyday life—dominated. Taken in isolation (rather than as an approximation to quantum mechanics), Newtonian physics depicts a universe in which objects move in perfectly determined ways. At the scale where humans exist and interact with the universe, Newtonian mechanics remain useful, and make relatively accurate predictions (e.G. Calculating the trajectory of a bullet). But whereas in theory, absolute knowledge of the forces accelerating a bullet would produce an absolutely accurate prediction of its path, modern quantum mechanics casts reasonable doubt on this main thesis of determinism.
I do not believe in fate or destiny. I do, however, believe that the choices we make and the outcomes that are caused by them are predetermined. We do have the right of choice, to make our own decisions and make our own outcomes, but these choices and outcomes are already set in stone. We will inevitably make them. This is because of my religion but I could also explain it a somewhat scientific point of view.
Time is on a set plane and a set course. It travels in one direction and no other. Time does not form branches or make connections, it simply moves forward. We are currently on a fixed point moving forward on a fixed line. The line has already been drawn and we can't change it. Everything that everyone is currently doing is done by choice, but the it was inevitable that the choices be made.
Apparently you believe that all humans are male. Please read your biology textbook regarding human sex and how babies are created.
Due to the fact that humanity includes both males and females I must give a resounding "NO". Your question is ill-formed!
Please stay in school!
Find four more words.
Little things add up. There will always be some resistance to the natural flow of motion, but there's always a limit. It depends on which gives out first. Some are destined to fight for a change. Others find contentedness in the flow.
That we can not change all things to suit our liking isn't necessarily a bad thing, nor is it an excuse to commit heinous acts.
We may not be able to change what happened before our time, not influence events enough that could alter the destinies of generations to come, but we may influence where we are destined.