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What is Destiny?

What is destiny? To many people it is how they live their lives. They believe that everyone's life has its own destiny or course. According to Webster's Dictionary destiny is a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency. (Webster's Dictionary) In other words our destiny is out fate. It could either be a good thing or a bad thing and to most people it has already been decided by a Supreme Being or God. But that is just the pessimistic view on destiny. Others believe that one can decide his or her own destiny. A person just has to know how to control it and become a master of it. I personally believe that one can control his or her own destiny. That is if you strive to do that yourself. If you just live your life expecting that everything will fall in your lap you are wrong.

Nothing in life is pre-destined as in the people you meet, the jobs you get or the person you marry. If that were to be true then everyone would be happy, that is if your destiny is for you to be happy. I think that the notion of destiny is just an excuse that people use for the misfortunes or fortunes that they encounter. During the course of ones life you can began to make your own destiny. From childhood up to the point where you die you always have aspirations for yourself and that makes the person strive for it, not because you were put on this earth for that particular reason. Evolution proceeds under a law as unerring as any well-established scientific law, namely, that of karma or the law of cause and effect. Each action, each desire, each thought, produces its result with unfailing certainty. "As a person sows, so shall he also reap." This makes perfection possible, for knowledge is power, and when a person knows the law and works with it, he can produce any result he chooses, he becomes master of his destiny. (Encyclopedia of Philosophy) It is impossible for anyone to become a master of his or her d...

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