Do you believe in fate? Then why do you….
I’ve always been puzzled by the people who do believe in it. I always ask them “do you look when you cross the road?”.
They usually reply “yes of course!”
To which I ask “Why do you look if you believe in fate?
They usually reply “But that is different”
To which I say “so you believe in it some of the time?”.
The classic film The Matrix contains the following dialogue:
MORPHEUS: Do you believe in fate, Neo?
MORPHEUS: Why not?
NEO: Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life
I think we all like to believe that we are in control of our actions and destiny. However, this is an opinion and not necessarily fact.
Personally, I am a man of science, however, I struggle to decide about destiny. Science states that every action has a consequence. Isn’t that a form of fate? The cynical side of me screams out that I do not believe in fate.