Scratchie\’s World

School Done!!! Other stuff in life to write about now….

Destiny vs. Chance(Fate)

No I’m not going to get into any real debate over the two. Just that I thought I would ask how many of you are pro one or the other. Many people believe that if something is meant to be it is going to happen one way or the other. Others feel that life is purely chance and that whatever happens will not determine the sequence of events that follow but will be followed by future instances of chance. There are other thoughts in between but we’ll stick to these two for now.
Last night as I was trying to fall asleep I reflected on my own existence here on this cute little ball of gas, rock and water and I thought about it from two sides…looking at it from a pure chance point-of-view I met wifey because I turned left that morning instead of right and took exactly seven steps from the car to the gate, not 8 or 6. If I had done anything different throughout my life I would have missed the opportunity to be married to her today.
If I look at it from the destiny point of view then no matter what I had done to that point or will do from here on in matters since all my actions and their consequence are predetermined. Somehow or the other I don’t really buy that. Not that I buy the 1st option either.
Who knows maybe its a combination of both.
Maybe I need to stop eating stew peas on a Thursday so that I can go to sleep and stop thinking about crap ๐Ÿ™‚
Anyways all is well so I will stop here this morning and leave you to ponder on the key question for today “Is Scratchie really crazy?…or is he just pretending?”
Later all.


June 10, 2005 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi Scratchie-Like this blogg. Destiny or Chance you say. Well I dont’ believe that things that occur in ones life is by chance. I believe that you control your destiny by the choices you make. Turning left that morning wasn’t a mistake. You meeting wifey that day was meant to be-you married her. I have heard that your thoughts can manifest into reality, so be careful what you wish for. Buoy Scratchie, I would love to sit and chat to you about this one. No yu not crazy by no means.

    Comment by Sunshine | June 10, 2005 | Reply

  2. I believe in destiny and not chance.Some people say that is being fatalistic but I honestly believe things happen for a purpose.So with that belief chance does not come into the picture.

    Comment by Abeni | June 10, 2005 | Reply

  3. Won’t ansa you last Q ’bout if you crazy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I look at life this way…God has a blueprint for our lives, however, there are things that are flexible in that blueprint as God gives us the power to choose and He also gives (most) of us a conscience. Hence, there are things about our lives that we can help to make a reality. For instance, I never became a Doc. by chance…I had to make a conscious decision to do what I had to to pass the exams and develop clinical skills. So, in short, there are things to me that may sometimes occur by chance, but a lot of is predetermined and also affected by the choices we make.

    No long argument still…is TGIF it name! Dr. D.

    Comment by Anonymous | June 10, 2005 | Reply

  4. As usual, the truth is somewhere in between the two extremes.

    Comment by Mad Bull | June 10, 2005 | Reply

  5. agree with mad bull on this one

    Comment by Jdid | June 13, 2005 | Reply

  6. I am a firm believer in Destiny. Our life has been pre-determined. The bible tells us that the Lord knows exactly how our life will be before we are even conceived. This is a topic that can be debated from many angles. However, imho, I think that everything that happens to us was meant to happen that way. The choices we make are influenced by a greater source which we may never be able to explain.

    Maybe I’m just a coward but I accept life’s fortunes and misfortunes in stride thinking that this is exactly what was meant to be. Everything happens for a reason, when God closes a door he someway opens a window, all those cliches. Destiny all the way … cooldestiny is even better!!!

    Comment by CoolDestiny | June 13, 2005 | Reply

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