Thursday, August 29, 2013
My big question is this: Are we governed/guided by fate, free will, a greater power, or do we fall somewhere on the spectrum between? I have always been interested in the concept of fate and I find myself questioning its existence often. Sometimes I feel as if we are just playing our parts in a huge master plan. So then there's the question of is there really an answer? To be honest, I'm not sure if one exists, or even if one has been discovered. Plus, if one did exist, I don't think I'll ever be able to truly comprehend it. However, I definitely want to be able to understand the concept of fate versus free will better. All I know is what I've learned from experiences. For example, I am adopted from China and so are all of my sisters. YiRu is the youngest and she's always possessed a sense of humor. Well, my parents went through a nasty divorce and some days I believe YiRu was sent to my family to serve as a comic relief after a really rough day. Perhaps we were just lucky, but it's hard to not think about the "what ifs". What if I was never adopted? How would my life be different? What if I never asked Micaela to be my friend? Would I have a best friend right now? Thinking about the "what ifs" in life is like diving into a philosophical pool. The amount of possibilities are baffling. Wondering which answer is right makes my head spin. I think the answer all depends on perspective and that each one possesses a different meaning for each individual.