Gatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 882 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
There is a thread in the Civil Av forum that got me thinking (http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/2505599/) about fate. If this family had left their home 2 seconds earlier or later, this would've never happened. If the NW 737 had landed a few feet earlier, they would've never overrun the runway. So many variables went wrong, and as a result, no one else in the car passed except for this six year-old. Do you believe in fate or pure coincidence? Any examples that would cause you to lean one way or another?
Nope, but it works for me. Some people would argue that fate is linked to religion etc, and i'm not that religious either. Is fate the same as destiny, and is coincidence the same as chance/luck? I believe we're just in the right place at the right/wrong time to give an outcome we percieve as either 'lucky' or unlucky'.
In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
I believe in fate, and I also believe in coinedence. There is a reason for everything, and i learn to accept it. There is a reason why we ran into people on the street, why we meet new people at work, why we have car accidents, why we have plane crashes, there is a time and purpose for everything, and only time can tell. but i dont worry about fate, i really believe we cant contorl what happens to us, but we cna control what WE do. So live life to the fullest and try to have a great life and let it go.
for the religious people
" You want to know how to make god laugh? Just tell him your plans"
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
There has to be a catalyst for every event. Things dont just happen by coincidence, if they did then nobody would be wondering why a six year old who was singing along to bruce springsteen in full holiday spirit was dead 3 seconds later.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
I believe we share common destinies, and fate is nothing more than the realization of what we've set into motion to learn from on our way there. While I believe fate is inevitable, all things must come to fruition, I don't believe fate can be explained away by using the law of averages, or anything we don't have ultimate control over.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 8): There has to be a catalyst for every event. Things dont just happen by coincidence, if they did then nobody would be wondering why a six year old who was singing along to bruce springsteen in full holiday spirit was dead 3 seconds later.
Pure rationalization. Humans are simply not mentally equipped to deal with random coincidence.
"Fate" is an interpretation - almost always retroactively - that is applied to only those few cases which get caught in the subjective "weird filter" while everything else is simply shrugged off.
The concept tells a lot about how our minds work - but very little about how the world works!
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
Only in that I believe if you don't plan ahead a little bit and put in some sincere effort you are destined to accomplish nothing, be nothing or have nothing - or all three.
Is that fate?
There are some wildcards in our lives. Just about every factor that we don't firmly control is going to exert some influence on the outcome of our endeavors. That is not fate, it is simple the effects of causes you have not been permitted, or not bothered to observe.
As Clive Barker wrote: Every story has its roots in the resolution of an earlier story. (loose rendition)
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.