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Fate Essay

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FATE

     Fate. Fate is what controls our lives...or so some people think. Now what is the actual definition of Fate? The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events; the inevitable events predestined by this force. Now look at the word supposed. We don't even know if Fate exsists. If it does, why does it have to be predestined or predetermined? PRE is a prefix that means before. Now Fate happens based on something before? I thought it happened then and there not before. Some people believe a certian "god" or a selected individual controls their lives. This weekend I had a discussion with my two good friends Elliot and Adam. We started talking about religion and God. Now in the world today, many people dont believe in God. I suppose you can say I am one of those people. I have only been to church maybe twice in my life. That doesnt make me a bad person nor does it make my parents bad people. I am not decided on wether or not I believe in God. If "HE" does exist, does he control Fate? Do the potato chips I am currently eating control Fate? Are my parents controlling MY Fate by telling me what I can and cannot do? I am stuck between this. People say Fate brings us together and it may also control our lives. How is this so? How can one little thing called Fate control our lives? How can Fate be responsible for the decisions we make? Is fate an actual thing, or is it just a figment of our imagination? Possibly, Fate is real just because we make it that way. Enough people believe in Fate, which makes it real. I don't think this is possible. I will discontinue the use of the capital F in fate now. A drunk could have just said fate was the real thing because he had a buzz going. Now if fate is actually real, it could be many things. It would be the food you eat, the playfulness you experience everyday, or the gifts you recieve for Christmas or . Fate is the ones you love, what you plan and determine to do with your life, and the idea of TRUE friendship. Fate is what happens to us, what determines your own well being most likely. Death for example is joined with fate. Death happens without notice. It may seem that we were fated to die, I think. I recently thought about this. Once we're dead, we are gone; forever. We live out our life, for however long we survive. But then, in an instant, *POOF*; we are dead. No knowledge of our death. We are no longer in the world. We exsist only in the memories of loved ones, friends, and enemies. My uncle on my father's side passed away Tuesday. I wish I would have gotten to...

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