Is it Fate, was it “Written in the stars” ?

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Do you believe in Fate? Is It written in the stars?  Has an event ever happened to you that has made you think…. this was fate!
There have been experiences my friends recently that made it seem that maybe our actions are determined ahead of time. 

Even in my own life, events have still occurred even when they were fought against or “against all odds” and I’ve thought that it must be fate. 
Fate, an unchangeable course of events, even with opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle as it will happen anyway.
Destiny, an inevitable course of events
It was our destiny to meet. Was it?  Or did we make it happen that way ?
People confuse Karma with fate …Karma is not fate, for humans act with free will creating their own destiny. 
Karma is created through thoughts, words, actions and even actions we have done under instructions of another.
Many people want to know what our fate or our future holds and we try to find out by using:
  • horoscopes
  • astrology
  • numerology
  • palm readers
  • tarot cards
  • fortune tellers
In fact there are numerous ways that we can try to find out. Much money is made via our insecurities and rush to know the future.
We want answers to questions like,
When will I get married?
Will I meet Mr. right?
How long will our love last?
Will my career be successful? 
Possibility most people, like me see these things only as a bit of fun, and its funny if one of them predicts something that turns out right, but truly, that doesn’t happen very often.  Although my cousin @lisaven is still waiting to meet her Greek husband who plays tennis, we often joke about this but its often on her mind since she was foretold this.

If our lives do have a set predetermined route then we would have no need to try, whatever happens, happens we can’t change it.  The theory of cause and effect tells us that this is not true, that everything we do has an effect on our lives.
Fate is romantic. It was fate that we met, on that day we will never forget, awww.  That’s why there are so many books films and songs about it, we want to believe it, its almost a religion in itself, it belongs with mythology.  Was it fate or maybe even Divine intervention? 

No, get over it its just a coincidence, we happened to be in the right place at the right time.
When bad things happen, is that also fate?  Is it fate when someone gets ill – no, on that reason alone, I will say that I do not believe in fate. We make our own lives our own decisions and are responsible for our actions and choices. 
Why do you believe in fate?
I do like this quote from @iheartquotes 
“Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.”