Fate and Destiny

Destiny refers to the predetermined state or that to which an individual or thing is destined. In other words, the course of events in a person’s life is predetermined to get to a preordained destination. Fate or destiny means that some power determines or decrees the course that events in a person’s life will take beforehand. Thereby, it leaves no choice or chance (Boloji.com, para2). Free will, on the other hand, is the apparent human ability to choose a course of action over another and making own decision regarding an action, regardless of what others else believe (Morgan, para1). Choice/free will requires accessibility of alternatives for any action, speech and thought from which an individual can choose.
Sodha gives an example of the way he occasionally wakes up scarred and bruised from the previous day’s events. He reasons that this does not that imply that his fate should leave him bruised and scarred always and in a state of disrepair. In effect, if he wakes up dreading the everyday grind, he stops fate in its tracks. He, therefore, holds that one can decide on how to live his or her day-to-day life. He looks into the whole argument of fate and free will in various ways. For instance, he argues that if a person’s fate is so mundane to him or her in such a way that daily slog is all it involves with nothing more such as enjoyment, fulfillment, and satisfaction with his or her actions, it would thus imply living each day because he or she has to. If this were the case, it would mean that one could do nothing much concerning the future but to let it happen. However, Sodha believes that this is not the case – every individual has free will and can do what he or she pleases with his or her life.
According to Merrill, Free Will is the aspect of one choosing his or her destiny, while predestination involves factors outside an individual, which may possibly not be clear, determining his or her destiny.&nbsp.