I honestly loved the presentation the guy gave about his parents destiny and if it wasn't because of them he wouldn't be here in this world. I totally agree with him i feel our destiny is written. But i also believe that we can change our destiny when it comes to challenges or new adventures. In the other hand with Fate Everything happens for a reason and it cant be change. I do believe that our fate lives with you. The obstacles we face each day we cant change for example at work you have a manager that you have to listen and do what you are told. They manage you.
I really enjoyed everything Sergio said, the way he started till the very end. My destiny of being here today in this country was my Grandpa finding out that my mom was the only one still in El Salvador, so he became a citizen and worked very hard with my grandma to get my mom, sister and I here to be together as a family.
To the comment about the actions we make and how it changes our everyday decisions really hit me. I stopped going to school so in a way I was putting my destination on hold to become someone in life. thank you for sharing your story with us, I truly enjoyed it and I'm glad that your mom picked your dad instead of his best friend because I would've never heard your story and destination
All three presentations had different meaning of destiny and fate. The first presentation had a great example of how we hold destiny in our hands; we shape our own destiny. Fate has a big part in shaping our destiny. The first person had an example how life or how he ended up here because destiny brought two people together but they chose that certain person out of fate.
We have full control of our fate; what we chose to do is what we are destine to do. We should never embitter our fate rather let fate unfold our destiny. It's up to us to react and handle our lives. I do believe in "everything happens for a reason." If it's either good or bad, we should embrace change. Let yourself be open minded and guide yourselves to your own destiny.
I had never really asked myself about the difference between fate and destiny, but after mondays presentation it made me think. I believe its true we could shape as much as we can but to some extent, we wont be able to control what happens to us. For example someone used the example of suicide, which i think its true, no one can make you kill yourself unless you want, they can also do it themselves but that would be out of your hands. Whatever you did to get you there would be something you could have possibly changed. Having that said we may have a fate written down but whether it happens that way is up to you, you could always turn a different path.
My classmates Sergio, Sandra and Rosie had interesting thoughts on how they think destiny shapes life and how much fate has to do with it. Out of the three I lean toward Sergio's thoughts because of his great story. He explains that faith and destiny is up to you, because of the choices you make and the determination you have to shape your destiny the way you will like it to be, regardless of obstacles that comes your way.
Thank you Sergio for sharing that great story.
I totally agree with you Lupe because our life is ours and the way we live it is up to us and only us. no one pressures us to make the choices we make. we decided what we do and how we do it. if you put your mind to a life changing possibility then by all means you will do whatever you have to do to try and make it happen and if by any means it doesn't happen then it was destiny for it not to happen that simple.
Do we have control of our own fate and destiny? In Sergio’s point of view, faith and destiny are structured in regards on how you handle your choices. Obviously when making bad decisions you end up with negative results, and when making good decision you end up with positive results. Either way, good or bad, embrace change and let yourself be open minded guiding yourself to your own destiny. Though I see why many can agree to Sergio’s believes, lets look at this from a different angle.
What if you can’t change Fate or destiny? What if fate and destiny are written and can’t be changed? What if Sergio was born to take the path he is now. What if his parents were born to take the path they took which led to where Sergio is now. We all have a path with choices and believes. However, what if the path you are taking is designed for you with the “choices” for you to make. Or at least you think are choices.
On Tuesday we heard the verbal response to this question from three of our classmates and two of the three agreed. The third disagreed yet offered information for the other side. Rosy and Sandra both 100% believe that we cannot control our destiny, that essentially our destiny has been prewritten and we are just going through the steps. Rosy brought the example that we cannot control our fate because we cannot control the thoughts or actions of other people. And Sandra also believed that our destiny is set in stone yet we can control how we react to certain obstacles in our lives. On the other hand Sergio our first speaker stated that destiny intertwines and is separate, he claims his parents went against fate when they fell in love and brought him into this world. That fate and destiny are moved by our own choices. Yet also says that his choices are heavily influenced by his parents so wouldn’t that mean that destiny is poking her head out? So what’s the true answer? Honestly I never really thought about it. I never believed that my life was already written and despite what my fellow classmates beliefs I hold true to mine. I think that we are in total control of our destinies that we shape them with every thought and decision that we make it is all on us. Because yes we might not be able to control other people but we can control ourselves and how we react to other people. That is what matters, how we choose to live our lives. Our choices. It would be so easy to think that everything is set in stone because then we can blame all of our mistake and flaws and choices on it. Believing that our future is all decided takes away the responsibility of what we do. We would just say that “I’m destined to do that” or “I did it because that’s what is supposed to happen.”
okay guys, in my opinion I somewhat agree with Sandra. our death is already written but the only thing that we can choose or can write ourselves is our fate and the way we live it. I disagree with Rosie in the simple fact that our destiny or fate is not in anyone else hands but ours. a stranger or a family member or even a boss can not and will not determine your fate. other peoples lives do impact your own if in a way you allow them to. people are supposed to influence you not change you. therefore I believe that we have zero percent control of our destiny but we have full control in our fate and in the way that we live it and maneuver it.
On last Tuesday, the three presentation state the following three view. First, the fate can be change because it is your choice. Second, the fate cannot be changed because we cannot control others, who will affect our lives. Third, the life is predicted because depend on destiny, what you mean to be. In my opinion, our fate can be changed because of your hard working during the modern life. Even though you cannot control others, you can try your best to change others or yourself to make your life better. What life you want to live, what person you want to be. It depends on yourself, not your parents, not your husband, not someone else. For example, in the past century, women cannot vote in the united state. However, some women sacrificed themselves to make it change. Women's destiny is not only to take care of home, baby. They can do what they want to do, they can be what they want to be.
After listening to the first journal presentations, I was impressed with the things my classmates had to say. Sergio, Rosie, and Sandra all had some interesting points of view, but one that I connected to the most was Rosie's. I like how she mentioned that other people have control over our destiny. I believe that not one persons fate is completely written out for them, and that we have a significant amount of power when it comes to what we want to do in our lives. Yes, lots of people are born into extreme conditions whether that is being filthy rich or extremely poor, but I do think that with enough hard work, we have the power to change. Another factor that I think plays a large role into our control of destiny is our mindset, mental health, and our innate ways of thinking. For example, someone who struggles with depression or another serious mental illness, may not have the same amount of control over what they can do.
The idea of fate is that the plans for our journey in this world have already been laid into our life. There are some who believe it be impossible to alter our fate. However, I have reason to believe that all is down to our decisions and control over destiny. It is my own choices which have given me the results I have faced. Those situations that people have found themselves in is because they have control over what they wish to do. Our destiny is a very possible thing to control when we decide to act upon our self conscious thoughts rather than stand by and let society toss you away. It is one of the prime driving forces that keeps us progressing through the difficulties of life. In the end, fate has very little to do to with our destiny because it is our self controlled destiny that takes dominance over that which is thought to be set for us.
In contrary to Rosie's response, a sober person walking out on the street could be potentially hurt or killed by a drunk driver, that person does not decide the destiny of the sober person The sober person could have always made the conscious choice to not go out at all to begin with. There being so many ways to avoid having to go out. I'm not necessarily saying that person has to never go out to not get killed, that day they could have gotten something delivered or waited another while before going out which would have changed the timing. In the end I feel I share some of the same views as Sergio such as feeling that fate and destiny are choices we make. Those choices we can change and direct on our own.