Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Why powerless?

Aren't we all powerless before destiny? I don't mean to say that we should not strive to be the best we can be or make the best of situations, after all, we do have some control, maybe not on circumstances, but on the way we react to them. Here's why we are powerless over destiny:

  1.  Things you never expect to happen in a million years, happen.
  2. Change is inevitable. Nothing lasts forver.
  3. Accidents happen.
  4. People die.
  5. Calamities occur.
  6. When we desperately want to be in love, we find no one around.
  7. When we wish to not fall in love, someone comes charging through, usually at the wrong time, when you are perhaps at your worst.
  8. Plans go haywire!
As much as I believe in destiny, I also believe in fighting it and not bowing down to its vagaries everytime. But largely debatable is also the issue of where to draw the line. Till which point are we supposed to fight, where do we stop . . . 

To be continued . . .


Anonymous said...

I dont beleive in destiny. i believe in chance/fluke. the billions of humans on the this planet are like atoms in random motion...they cross paths, strike each other and they float off on thier own courses again. Although we might not have complete control of happenings in our sorroundings, we do have a certain degree of control over our lives, because the principle of causality applies doesnt it??? - Panjak

Ana said...

Hmm, I cdn't agree more aunt agony. But sometimes, being powerless is also something that gives you immense joy.