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Poll #13: Does fate exist?

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Poll: Poll #13: Does fate exist? (11 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Yes (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. No (5 votes [45.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  3. Unsure (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  4. Other (4 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

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I was originally going to ask you all if luck/chance exists (Friday the 13th, everybody), but I felt that the question hinged on THIS one...

So... Fate. Destiny. And the issue of free will... What are they, to you? Your thoughts?

Personally, I try not to think about it too much. I would casually bring up both, and they seemingly coexist with how I use them in a daily sense. But, to be honest, I'm not sure where I stand. I would honestly like to think that this is a false dichotomy, and that there must be more to the picture than a battle (or coexistence) between fate and free will. They both exist together in a way, for reasons that I'm too tired to get into. But... there could be more.

For now, I'll just go with Other.

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I've voted no, since I believe only the present exists. I would actually like to say both yes and no, because nothing can be in any way other than it is. In that sense, everything would be predetermined. It's too deep of a question.
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View PostMisery, on 13 September 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

I would actually like to say both yes and no, because nothing can be in any way other than it is. In that sense, everything would be predetermined.
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I am far too chill to concern myself with the question of fate. So I vote no.

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you come for the Golden Sun. You stay for the crazy <3

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To keep it simple; You can't determine every part of your day or life, but you can try to make it happen a certain way by making decisions.  Every choice has a consequence.

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Likely no... but maybe yes.

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I believe in karma moreso rather than what may be referred to as a "fate" or "destiny"

A fixed fate or destiny also implies that time-travel is possible in some sense or form, and while traveling to the past via warping spacetime is theoretically plausible, traveling to the future is not. However a friend of mine today actually mentioned something about a future version of ourselves traveling to the "past" or our time, and if that would somehow mean that there would then be a "future" to travel too--which would then bring up the question as to whether or not history is always "fixed" to happen a certain way or if it can be "altered" and there be different versions of history.

On a more technical note, "fate" or "destiny", in relation to modern terminology, may be better compared to the "Theory of Everything", in my opinion, in that a fate or destiny might just be something like a trend or computation, derived from basic laws, that can be applied to a certain circumstance.

Personally, I relate karma more to what you input into a law or theory, in that if you do the right things or put in the right variables, you will generally get the right/good results. It seems easier to live life that way rather than to constantly worry about some fixed idea of what might happen in the future.

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