Fate vs Free will

Fate vs Free will

´╗┐One of the things that I found most interesting that we have discussed in class over these past two weeks was the idea of fate versus free will. We all had this concept about what fate was and about what free will was, many of us believed in one or the other, at least we though. It seems as though our opinions on fate are different but all contain elements that are typically that of one or the other. I did agree with what a lot of us were saying however I'm still unsure if I even believe that free will exists. Because as much as I would love to believe that I'm free to choose my own path in life and make my own choices I can't help but feel that there are external forces guiding everyone in a certain path, be it G-d or the Illuminati, I just always wonder if our choices are really our own or have we been subconsciously influenced to make these choices. Even though I prefer the idea of free will I like the point made about if events that take place are a part of fate then it has meaning because it's going to lead to something bigger, however I also like the point that with free will you go out and make things happen for yourself and if you just rely on destiny and fate you could be stuck living on your parents couch because you were waiting for things to happen. I definitely believe that somethings were just meant to be but I also won't rely on fate when I know I can be doing something.

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One of the most interesting chapters thus far to me a has been Plato. Plato attempted to unify theories of humanity and the natural world. The idea that we can never have true knowledge of anything that is a constant state of change is so interesting to me, because in turn that means we can't truly understand ourselves as human beings or the world we live in. Plato also says we can only have true knowledge of things that can be understood with reason, like math, which is probably one of the reasons why I don't like math. In math there's always one correct answer and...

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