The Paper In Your Hand

cool, quiet night

It has often been said that our lives are governed by fate and everything has been predetermined way before we were conceived into this world through our noble mother. It means that everything is cast in the stars and the way our lives turn out is set and out of our control. This means that our destination has long been derived and our journey there is but a path already charted out for us to follow step for step; this in short translates that we are but sightseers on the grand and vast journey of life. It is like tracing through pre-drawn lines that are already in place on a sheet of paper.

On the other hand, people argue that while many people believe that fate and destiny is the governance of our lives, the true ruler of our lives is actually known as choice. This is a contrast and contradiction to the first idea and this utterly dismisses and disregards the concept of fate/destiny. On this side, it is claimed that everyone has a choice in everything, and that it is these choices that we make that guide and lead us onto the roads that we have taken or are about to take. Every decision that we arrive at and come to will determine something and every choice we make will lay the route ahead of us; nothing is preset beforehand.  This means that we are in full control of the way our life runs and we are the true masters of our own fate and destiny. It is like writing on a clean and fresh sheet of paper.

What kind of paper do you think you are holding on to?