Destiny, fate

Destiny or fate, Lat. fatum, Greek moira, Arab. qisma(t). Destiny or fate can be seen in different ways:

  • The view of fate as a form of personalized higher force influencing essentially a person’s life without human involvement
  • Fate as destiny which cannot be influenced immanent in a person or a group (epitome of impersonal forces)
  • the changeable: the idea that a person can change his destiny by his doing
  • Fate is the non changeabale aspect, destiny is the changeable aspect

The attitude towards destiny ranges from total submission (fatalism), over the belief in a surmontability to a complete free will of the individual (voluntarism).

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