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Lawrence Tang

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Do you think we meet the people in our lives for a specific reason or is it all random?

I think the question is self-explanatory. People includes friends, mentors, and even enemies. There's nearly 7 billion people in the world. Are we destined to meet a certain few or is it all by chance?

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  • May 26 2013: In terms of specific people, I think it is totally random. Yet, over time, the changes in our thinking enable us to see these people in different ways and perhaps we will notice someone today who yesterday would not have had much significance for us. In this sense perhaps we meet who we need to meet.

    As for destiny, I don't think so. This would imply that there are moral forces inherent in nature and I cannot see that this the case.

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