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    Do you believe in fate?

    I notice things throughout my days that are way to coincidental. Just got me wondering a bit.

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    I'm right there with you EJ.....I don't think fate governs every aspect of our life. I think we have choices that can change outcomes in general. But there are times when things are just toooooo coincidental, definitely fate. Sometimes, even providence.
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    Fate only screws you... it never helps.
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    what is fate really? is it actually the final destination no matter what you do, you'll end up to a certain state? or is it how you get to your final state, determines the end?

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    Having used up about 5 or 6 lives, leaving only 3 or 4 lives to live, fate is pretty big in my book
    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
    --Paul Bourget

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    Work hard, do good, be honest, respect others, live right. Someone UPSTAIRS will take care of you. That's fate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Things seem to happen for a reason. I had a massive, massive headache today. Nothing helped. Then I saw my drawing pad and decided to try a portrait I have had in my head but could never get out. I have tried to put this haunting face on paper many times and it always ended in frustration. Well, today I got it absolutely perfect and when I was finished, my headache was gone.

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    Yeah but you're an artsy type. You're all wierd anyway .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Work hard, do good, be honest, respect others, live right. Someone UPSTAIRS will take care of you. That's fate.
    Hope so
    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
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    OK Here's a fate question for you. It'll especially strike home if you've ever worked on cars.

    You're fishing around the engine bay and finally find the bolt you need to remove. You can't see it, can barely reach it with your fingers, and of course it's probably rusted in place. The question is: Which size socket fits it?

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    The one that's missing.

    Fate? Murphy? Shouldn't have build my house on that old burial ground? The fact that the most common size is the one most likely to get lost/broken/etc?
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    I don't belive in fate, s*** happens.

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    I don't believe in fate per se, but I surely believe in random chance. **** does happen.

    That doesn't mean it's all beyond your control.

    Cultivate a kind, opportunistic, positive attitude, develop the skills needed to deal with what's likely to come your way, and you'll understand that old saying: "You make your own luck."
    Path of Abundance: Be Kind, be Generous, be Content, be Honest and be Aware.

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    Yeah. There are people I've met throughout the years, purely by accident, or "fate", if you will. For instance, one of my best friends I met because another lawyer in the firm I worked at was hiring a junior lawyer. I argued so hard for her not to hire the guy, and she ended up hiring the guy. Little did I know how important and wonderful a friend would he turn out to be. A few months later, I told him about it, and he and I had great laughs about it.

    Koffee

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    fate=death destiny is how one gets there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggplant Jeff
    OK Here's a fate question for you. It'll especially strike home if you've ever worked on cars.

    You're fishing around the engine bay and finally find the bolt you need to remove. You can't see it, can barely reach it with your fingers, and of course it's probably rusted in place. The question is: Which size socket fits it?

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    The one that's missing.

    Fate? Murphy? Shouldn't have build my house on that old burial ground? The fact that the most common size is the one most likely to get lost/broken/etc?
    "engine bay"? never heard that term before referencing to a car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Work hard, do good, be honest, respect others, live right. Someone UPSTAIRS will take care of you. That's fate.
    yeah the morgue takes care of me first then the worms & bugs From UPSTAIRS bores into my wooden box & takes care of the rest ,we are all just walking,talking compost (fate)

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    The mind is hardwired to recognize patterns, it's how our ancestors tracked game and figured out when to move on to places with better climate/food. Unfortunately, it can begin to infer patterns that do not exist. The most spectacular example of this would be the paranoid schizophrenic who makes meta-narratives out of every random occurrence in his life. A more mild instance is a superstitious person who believes that "everything happens for a reason," whether good or bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    The mind is hardwired to recognize patterns, it's how our ancestors tracked game and figured out when to move on to place with better climate/food. Unfortunately, it can begin to infer patterns that do not exist. The most spectacular example of this would be the paranoid schizophrenic who makes meta-narratives out of every random occurrence in his life. A more mild instance is a superstitious person who believes that "everything happens for a reason," whether good or bad.
    Woah that is quite a Whopper & wordnormous like

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    the king is creepy indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
    "engine bay"? never heard that term before referencing to a car
    Umm, have you ever worked on a car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    The mind is hardwired to recognize patterns, it's how our ancestors tracked game and figured out when to move on to places with better climate/food. Unfortunately, it can begin to infer patterns that do not exist. The most spectacular example of this would be the paranoid schizophrenic who makes meta-narratives out of every random occurrence in his life. A more mild instance is a superstitious person who believes that "everything happens for a reason," whether good or bad.
    Sooooo, did your post happen for a reason?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggplant Jeff
    OK Here's a fate question for you. It'll especially strike home if you've ever worked on cars.

    You're fishing around the engine bay and finally find the bolt you need to remove. You can't see it, can barely reach it with your fingers, and of course it's probably rusted in place. The question is: Which size socket fits it?

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    The one that's missing.

    Fate? Murphy? Shouldn't have build my house on that old burial ground? The fact that the most common size is the one most likely to get lost/broken/etc?
    What else?

    After you get a box or open-end wrench on that bolt, and torturously work it loose in 32 rotations/flips of the wrench, it will JUMP out of your grasp and fall into the most inaccessible recess of the car, never to be seen again.

    That's why you need a license to buy dynamite. Too tempting.

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    if its good enough for mickey knox its good enough for me
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    put it this way: if you do nothing (i.e. don't make choices) your life will still change. everyone and everything around you is changing, and therefore you are too. if fate was redefined to mean "circumstances beyond an individuals control" then i would accept it a little easier. i'm weary of any belief in supernatural things.

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    lol dang

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