Sunday, May 14, 2006


Everyone seems to think that fate is the final verdict of anything that goes on this planet. Like there are probabilities to life and everything is an approximate. Nothing could ever change to become better or even worse.

But the truth lies that there is no such thing. Fate, as it is, is predestined because of the choices we make and therefore it is those choices - good or bad - that lay out our destined path to where we will lay to rest one day. So as long as we are able to make a choice in our lives, then we are able to change our fate. Giving the word ultamatuim a whole new meaning.

So to those who have done the worst things, there is still the chance of having redemption and easing or cushioning the mistakes of the past.

But then again, one musn't make the same mistake twice.

For life is a tough teacher.


FancyFace said...

Any one person is able to make choices. The problem lies in the fear of actually making choices, for people fear that their decision ,to choose/change whatever it is they want to choose/change, will be an incorrect one and in turn cause a wrippling effect of awful things in their life.

Kind of like The "Butterfly Effect", or more technically, the "sensitive dependence on initial conditions", which is the essence of chaos.

The "Butterfly Effect" is often ascribed to Lorenz of 1963 who states:

"...if the theory were correct, one flap of a seagull's wings would be enough to alter the course of the weather forever."

OR: Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil set off a Tornado in Sydney?

Oh I loved that movie

As for redemption...we cannot change the past but we can change how we view the past. We can be proud of the past, we can feel guilty or ashamed, or we can choose to accept it as the past, ask for forgiveness from ourselves and God, and move on. For if we dwell on the past, we cannot move forward with our lives.

Plus, if we don't make mistakes, how will we ever learn?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Life sure is a tough teacher. There's an element of hope glimmering in your post ali. Glad to see it.

A lot of people act very fatalist about life, feeling all is predestined and decided so no point in doing anything to make things different. It's one of the most dangerous forces in humanity. Sometimes fuelled by religious leaders to pacify the masses. Even though religion does not call for it.