Shawna Lynn Cox

Destiny – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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“Destiny or Fate is a predetermined course of events”

“Classical and European mythology feature personified “fate spinners,” known as the Moirai in Greek mythology, the Parcae in Roman mythology, and the Norns in Norse mythology. They determine the events of the world through the mystic spinning of threads that represent individual human fates. Fate is often conceived as being divinely inspired.”

“Traditional usage defines fate as a power or agency that predetermines and orders the course of events. Fate defines events as ordered or “inevitable” and unavoidable. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the universe, and in some conceptions, the cosmos.”

“Destiny is used with regard to the finality of events as they have worked themselves out; and to that same sense of “destination”, projected into the future to become the flow of events as they will work themselves out.”

“Fatalism refers to the belief that events fixed by fate are unchangeable by any type of human agency. In other words, humans can have no effects upon their own fates or upon the fates of others.”

“Fortune differs terminologically from destiny and fate in that it has more to do with specific occurrences and outcomes, whereas destiny ultimately revolves around death rather than the events of one’s life.”

“In Hellenistic civilization, the chaotic and unforeseeable turns of chance gave increasing prominence to a previously less notable goddess, Tyche (literally “Luck”), who embodied the good fortune of a city and all whose lives depended on its security and prosperity, two good qualities of life that appeared to be out of human reach. The Roman image of Fortuna, with the wheel she blindly turned”

“concepts of destiny and fate has existed since the Hellenistic period with groups such as the Stoics and the Epicureans.”

“Stoics believed that human decisions and actions ultimately went according to a divine plan devised by a god. They claimed that although humans theoretically have free will, their souls and the circumstances under which they live are all a part of the universal network of fate.”

“Arthur Schopenhauer, destiny was just a manifestation of the Will to Live, which can be at the same time living fate and choice of overrunning the fate same, by means of the Art, of the Morality and of the Ascesis.”

“For Nietzsche, destiny keeps the form of Amor fati (Love of Fate) through the important element of Nietzsche’s philosophy, the “will to power” (der Wille zur Macht), the basis of human behavior, influenced by the Will to Live of Schopenhauer”

“will to power as a strong element for adaptation or survival in a better way.”

“matter as centers of will to power as mankind’s destiny to face with amor fati. The expression Amor fati is used repeatedly by Nietzsche as acceptation-choice of the fate, but in such way it becomes even another thing, precisely a “choice” destiny.”

“Determinism is a philosophical concept often confused with fate, it can be defined as the notion that all intents/actions are causally determined by the culminations of an agent’s existing circumstances; simply put, everything that happens is determined by things that have already happened. Determinism differs from fate in that it is never conceived as being a spiritual”

“Those who followed Gnosticism believed in fate as something strict and unchangeable, resulting in salvation only for the “chosen ones.””

“Christianity consider God to be the only force with control over one’s fate, meaning that he is responsible for fortune and good as well as evil and misfortune. Many believe that humans all have free will, which is contrasted with predestination, although naturally inclined to act according to God’s desire.”

“Islam, fate or qadar is the decree of Allah.”

“In ancient Greece, many legends and tales teach the futility of trying to outmaneuver an inexorable fate that has been correctly predicted.”

“common theme of these works involves a protagonist who cannot escape a destiny if their fate has been sealed, however hard they try.”

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