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Michael DuranFlores2.1.6 Discuss: Think It Through, Talk It OutI would have to agree with the statement above about people being in control of their destinies and that fortune has nothing to do with it. Our future revolves around our actions and choices in life. Any simple task can change the path of our destiny.”I do believe that one way to have a destiny is to choose one.” Melinda McGraw.Like the quote, I believe we have control over our destiny. Although the words “fate” and “destiny” mean similar things, to me they are quite different. Fate is what puts opportunities in front of us but our destiny is ultimately determined by our decisions. For instance, in “The Monk’s Tale”, even though Hercules was born with strength greater than any man, he chose the decision to use his strength to protect the people allowing him to become a well-known hero to the people. Protecting the people and being a hero was Hercules. Also, like Lucifer becoming the ruler of hell after he decided to commit a sin, which he knew doing that will get him shunned from heaven.But what you do about it is your destiny.I believe we are in full control of our choices and that our actions, in response to what fate offers us, matter. We are here to learn lessons and the hard decisions we have to make are what helps us grow as humans. Our destiny is not something we can sit by and let happen to us. We need to take action on the opportunities we are presented with fate may open doors but if it’s our destiny, then We have to walk through them. We can either let fate lead us through life or we can shape our own destiny.I highly disagree with the statement above.We are products of our experiences. Every decision we make is inevitable; the brain will answer a certain way based on instinct and memory. Both Hercules and Lucifer were created to be the way they are. It was obvious Hercules would be a hero because Gods enjoyed being praised and so Hercules was gifted his strength to show that gods are superior and that they should be praised for their kind ways. As for Lucifer aka god’s  brightest angel turning bad; that sounds very cliche, when has the good guy not gone bad. Everything in this world was prejudged to happen.The reason that the universe appears random is that we presently can’t collect enough information to accurately predict, in real time, each and every decision point. I, therefore, submit that we do not control our own destiny, but that we are not sufficiently advanced to predict events with any great accuracy, giving us the illusion of control.

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