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).