Do you believe in destiny?

Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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Re: Do you believe in destiny?

Post by David_92 » 15 Dec 2017, 07:19

I believe in handwork, intellectual approach, smart work and manipulating the process to be on your side. Some call this destiny. Sometimes clearly articulated moves do fail. Please understand.

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Post by Mailis » 10 Feb 2018, 15:23

I dislike the negative association of destiny (can someone really be destined to get cancer or something like that) but I would embrace the destiny of a lottery winner or best writer of the century in heartbeat.

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Post by cristinaro » 21 Feb 2018, 07:18

I used to believe in free will and our power to change our lives through determination and hard work, but life proved me wrong. I do believe in destiny now because of the completely unexpected things that happened to me without no warning whatsoever. I still believe in myself. The difference now is that I also believe sometimes we just can't change things and we have to accept this.
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Post by Samy Lax » 21 Feb 2018, 07:29

I have experienced destiny all of my life. So, I think my answer is yes. :tiphat:
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Post by mamalui » 19 Mar 2018, 08:24

Yes I believe in destiny perhaps not in terms of success but that every person we meet impacts our lives in one way or another. That to me is destiny.
No idea is a bad idea.

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 24 Mar 2018, 20:29

Its hard to separate fate, destiny, and purpose in general. I want to believe that we can decide and change where we are or supposed to be. Part of me struggles with whether things are laid out before us and we have few choices, that its this way or the other, a fork in the road. Its really dependent on perspective and I'm far too confused to know which holds more truth. I would say that we are all meant to make someone's life better. A solitary life with no impact or interaction helps no one. We all want to make a difference, be remembered, loved, feel special, its just the human condition.

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Post by FilmStar » 11 May 2018, 09:20

While I may like the idea of destiny, I don't want to believe in it because I'm worried I will not like my destiny.

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Post by Bintsy » 29 May 2018, 11:33

In as much as I believe in predestined situation, I also believe everything that our actions and choice we make can alter our destinies. Of course he can say that because that was what he ended up doing

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Post by Jgideon » 07 Jun 2018, 23:57

kandscreeley wrote:
05 Jun 2017, 08:45
I believe that God has a plan for us all. Some people are meant to do great things and others are meant to do things not quite as spectacular. I think I'm meant for those every day things. I try to help others in every day ways...
I totally agree with you. However, everyone is meant to do great things according to their ability. To those given much, much is expected. I believe we are all great in different ways.

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