Laura Soul answered on 14 Mar 2013:
There are a lot of different ways of looking at this and also many different ways of defining what fate means and I think whether or not you believe in it is something you have to decide for yourself. Many great scientists and philosophers have thought about this question over the centuries and no one has come to an answer to prove it one way or the other.
I don’t think there is any way that you could prove it really, maybe you could think up an experiment that you could use to test it, but no one has managed it so far!
Norman Lazarus answered on 14 Mar 2013:
you either believe in fate or you can think the whole idea is rubbish and not bother
Nicola Wardrop answered on 14 Mar 2013:
Fate – well, what does that really mean? It means that we were already pre-destined to do something…really, that our lives are already all planned out (or perhaps just part of them are planned out) in advance of us living them.
I don’t think there is any evidence to suggest that fate is real, and it seems more likely that it is our conciousness which decides what we do in life. Sometimes we have nice coincidences, where it seems like something was “meant to be”, but these just happen by chance!
Sandra Phinbow answered on 17 Mar 2013:
I don’t think there is and there doesn’t seem to be any evidence to suggest so, some lots of people like to beloieve in something, some people seem to need that.
I do think it’s interesting how people’s choices can lead onto things though, or they made a differencet choice that day and it lead onto something great. It’s fun to realise this sometimes. I have done it myself many times. It’s probably just all coincidence and accidental though.
Many tears ago I had a weird dream that I don’t remember very well but when I woke up (I was 18 and living at home still) I went inthe kitchen and asked my Dad to ‘take me to Dover, I’m joining the Army’.
He did, and I did so. And I was posted to Germany for a few years. And after I had left the Army I was still madly in love with Germany and went back out there to work as an au pair. It was there that I met my partner and I had my 1st child.
Was it meant to be?? Who knows. But had I not joined the Army, would I have gone to Germany anyway? Would I have still met my son’s Father?
I think it’s just interesting how things happen, that lead onto other things, that ends up mapping your life out sometimes. But I don’t really believe it’s all meant to be.
There is a good film about choices and how your life can go depending on what choice you make. It’s called ‘Sliding Doors’.