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Would you change your destiny if you could?

If you found out that you had a destiny and you knew what it was, and the same with someone else, but you also had the choise to trade it with someone else. Would you do that?

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    Mar 22 2013: We create our destiny!
  • Apr 5 2013: No, I would not. Life is much more interesting if we don't know what lies ahead. On the contrary, if we knew our own destiny, it would not be fun at all. Just take your times, be curious of your future.
  • Mar 22 2013: Wouldn't it depend?
    One would want to upgrade not trade down.
  • Mar 24 2013: It strongly depends knowing your destiny is knowing what has yet to come.

    So this could be that it already happened and we are a shadow of that past.

    Or it is a given set of instructions on what to do with a map that unfolds only before you so that you know what to do to get the expected end result.

    In both ways mankind will take their own path and do what they think is right to get that eventual result

    If you might try to prevent it from happening you might actually be forcing it to happen..

    There are too many unknown factors of destiny to give a realistic comment.

    But if I knew my destiny but it does not satisfy me I would move heaven and earth to change it (which might lead to the end result I am trying to change) so destiny is quite mind twisting.
  • Mar 23 2013: If this question is referring to a destiny of how life would play our on Earth, then that idea of a destiny is absurd, as it adheres to some sort of predestination. This would assume that we then have no free will over our actions, as destiny would always intervene to steer one onto their pre-decided path. Therefore, the process of us living would be meaningless, as we have no control over our actions, which cannot be true, as God, who created us, would not have created anything that is without meaning, as he is omnibenevolent and the Greatest Good. However, there is a destiny that all souls share, the immortal destiny, for it is destined that since God has made us, we shall eventually return to Him in what we deem "Heaven." However we may reach him is due to our actions and what we do on Earth, and whatever we do in the afterlife apart from our bodies, as the only ones who will reach Him immediately are the saints (or those on the same spiritual level; I do not just mean Christian "saints"; saints is just a word to describe the individual on that highest spiritual level of any True religion in human form). So would I want to switch places with another when we have the same destination in the end: no, because that would be inherently pointless, as we are ending up in the same place. And if I had gained access to all of this knowledge and thoroughly understand both paths, than I would already be on the level of those saints of the Highest Intellect, and I would most likely deem this conversation once again fruitless, if I was still around in my physical form, which would be highly unlikely. For some moments in my life, I may want to be an NBA star, or the President, or what not, but those are titles of the temporal earth, experiences that make my soul but will eventually be forgotten when the earth is no more. Therefore my path, if so chosen, as a common beggar can be greater than that of the President if my knowledge is greater at the time of departure.
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    Mar 23 2013: Why would I do that? It's MY destiny for Christopher Hitchen's sake!
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    Mar 23 2013: G'day Emil

    A difficult question to answer......I don't think I would have traded my destiny with someone else because it's been a little rocky so would I change my future destiny with someone else? No for the same reasons plus my destiny is what makes me me.

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    Mar 22 2013: I edited my comment about an hour ago, and it does not seem to be transfering, so I'll try a new comment:>)


    Guess I could be more clear:>)
    Part of the meaning of "destine" is "to direct".
    "Destiny": "Something to which a person or thing is destined".

    I believe that with the choices and decisions I make in every moment of the life experience, I am directing my life, and therefor my destiny is to explore the life adventure in each and every moment. I have no desire to "trade" with anyone else.
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    Mar 22 2013: I believe my destiny is pre-ordained by God. He has my best interest at heart, so I'm fine with His decisions.
    Romans 8:28-29 (NIV)
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. [29] For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

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    Mar 22 2013: I wouldn't want to know what my destiny is in the first place because I believe I can live my life to the fullest only when I do not know what is going to or planned to happen in the future. If I somehow came to know what it was and also same for someone else, and still have to make the choice, I wouldn't change it. I would just accept it as it is.
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    Mar 22 2013: I don't know my destiny, however, I am not one to control it either. I wouldn't change anything that has happened previously, so I don't imagine i want to change anything that has happened in my future.

    I do not know what my destiny is and i may never know, and i am okay with that