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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2004, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Do You Think Your Life Is Predetermined?

I mean you feel you have a destiny that will play out over the course of your life. Like no matter what you do, it won't matter? As much as you try to change things, there's a preset course of action that your life will take?

I do.
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I don't understand this reasoning although I've heard it many times, please explain how it's impossible to control your future
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No I don't think life is predetermined; but I do believe that I am Destined for Greatness nevertheless.

Greatness (not luck) occurs when preparation meets opportunity and I'm prepared!!!
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If I do - does this mean I can also believe in reincarnation?
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post #5 of 89 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2004, 08:41 PM
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I'm prepared, but opportunity, it appears, is not.
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I fear opportunity is busy elsewhere.
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No.

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No I don't think life is predetermined; but I do believe that I am Destined for Greatness nevertheless.

Greatness (not luck) occurs when preparation meets opportunity and I'm prepared!!!
Good attitude.

To answer the question, no, I don't believe my life is predetermined. I can't think that way. If I do, I would have to ask myself "why bother", and really, I'm just not in the mood to carry around those kinds of thoughts.
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I'm prepared, but opportunity, it appears, is not.
Sometimes you have to create it. You're clearly not blowing the right people
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no.

although, i have really freaky déjà vu.
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post #11 of 89 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2004, 12:10 AM
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No. I don't believe this. But I'm thinking maybe my love-life is preset considering how much it sucks.




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I don't think it's predetermined...but I do believe that everything happens for a reason, and I do believe in fate and destiny
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Given that we're simply moving through time, it's hard to see why the future is less determined than the past. Sometimes I think the past isn't determined, and that it changes just a much as the future.
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Given that we're simply moving through time, it's hard to see why the future is less determined than the past. Sometimes I think the past isn't determined, and that it changes just a much as the future.
How so?




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post #15 of 89 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2004, 12:50 AM
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How so?
Well, I don't think in terms of past and future, just looking through time in one direction, then another. I figure there must be just as many possibilities in each direction.
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