The Importance Of Fate In Life

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From an extremely early age, the idea of “fate” is romanticized and drilled into the naive minds of youth across the world. Movies the likes of Disney teach kids that their fate and destiny has their life planned out before them, and that they have a set track on which their life will unfold. As children grow, however, they begin to believe that they have say over their actions and have the ability to make choices. Most believe that they have a choice over everything they do and that their future is uncertain. However, numerous people hold onto the idea that our relationship in life are fated. Many believe the common sayings of “you can’t chose your family” as more than the surface level interpretation; that they legitimately cannot chose to …show more content…
This is why many believe that they have no choice in the matter of who they love and do not love - romantically and platonically. However, once a person reaches a level of emotional maturity, our rational as humans allows us to look big picture. That person would be able to view his or her situation on the whole and make an informed and sensible decision for his or her best interest. Simply because one feels the emotion of love does not automatically require them to act a certain way or necessitate them to make certain decision. Choices still belong to the individual, they might just be harder to make because of the emotional temptations, but in reality they are still choices. Love between people, whether romantically or platonically, is sufficient for a life-long relationship, but does not necessarily ensure that that relationship will take place. Taylor claims that, “if one condition … is sufficient for … another, then [it] is necessary … for it” (58.) My example disproves this specific condition. I believe that it is under this presupposition that the argument of fatalism is most easily defiable. A person can overcome their emotions with choice, no matter what the …show more content…
Often times feelings are not black and white and do not fit into a “if not true, then false” type of circumstance (57.) Reactions to emotions are completely controlled by the person experiencing said emotions. Emotional maturity has a lot to do with one perception of their choices. When we are young and our biggest reference is a Disney movie, our choices are completely ruled by emotion. But as we grow, age, and mature, we begin to realize that the choice is and always has been ours. I’m not sure if emotions are in our control or not, but how we react to them is completely in our

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