In our lives, certain things may lead us to believe that our lives are mapped out, are predetermined by some higher authority. Other things may make us think that our lives are decided solely by our own actions, by our own free will. In my opinion, I believe that our lives are a concoction of both. There are times in our lives when we think that the decisions we make our purely our own, but are they really? Are we ALWAYS the ones who “decide” what is best for ourselves? I think certain choices and actions are left up to us. The real question is: which ones? How do we know which choices are our own and which ones are already decided for us? That is a question that only He can really answer.
To me, our lives are mapped out, to a certain degree. We have many aspects of our lives predetermined. For example, I think that the field in which we work is already decided for us. I think that God has planned for me to become a nurse, and that He has planned for my best friend to be a psychologist. I also believe that our soul mates are already chosen for us. There is a reason people meet and marry, and there is also a reason people meet and break up. When people break up, it is God’s way of showing us that this person is not our soul mate. Let’s say that you break up with someone, and then you get back together. I can’t see why God would “let” you get back together for any other reason than to show you that this other person is, in fact, your soul mate. When it comes to moving and relocating, I believe that this is also already established. For example, I have moved three times in my life so far, since the age of eight. There has to be a reason for that. God decided this for us; these types of things happen for a reason. Sometimes these reasons don’t seem fair or just, but there is always a reason. As E.B. White once stated, “I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” To me, he understands our lives are already determined for us, and that we should just respect God’s plan and not try to change things for what we think would be better for us.
Through out history man has always tried to find ways to explain the ways of life. Were do we come from, why are we here, are we alone, so may different questions but yet we still have no answers. Is there there a reason why we do not know? , can we truly comprehend the real answers of life? No one really knows. Some people try to find there answers buy relaying on mans creations. They look to ...
When it comes to simple, everyday choices, I think that they are made by our own hopes and dreams, by our own free will. Things like which movie to see or what to eat for lunch are simple decisions that people make everyday. Choices such as whether or not to study for a final exam, or to drive or walk to school, are ones that really have no effect on your future. Decisions that we make each day, ones that hardly require any debating about, are the ones that are so minor that they could, in no way, effect the outcome of our destiny, of our future. As Sir William Osler once said “Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.” To me, he is saying that we shouldn’t live our lives thinking about the past, nor thinking about the future. Is seems to me that he knows that our lives are basically mapped out for us, and that we should make our present decisions based on today, and not based on what we think will happen due to this decision in the future. He believes that we are left to make up our own minds about these simple decisions, and that God wouldn’t let us make them if they would, in any way, effect His plan for us.
The Essay on People who make decisions based on emotion and justify those decisions with logic afterwards are poor decision makers
The debate of whether to follow emotions or logic is a complex one. As the given statement seems too strong in suggesting that all those who make decisions based on emotion are poor decision-makers, it may be warranted to discuss both the positive and negative role emotions and logic play in our decision making process. In certain cases, decisions based on emotion can result in undesirable ...
In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart.” Basically, don’t dwell on what happened in the past, but try your best at whatever comes your way in the present. By doing this, you will meet your future (which seems to say that your future is already a thing, already known by God) ready and expecting. Once the time comes to meet your future, you will be prepared for whatever is handed to you. Your destiny is something that is mostly decided for you. It is something that you can’t change, no matter how hard you try. Life is full of choices you think are totally dependent on you. The truth is, the REAL choices, the life altering ones, are determined before you make them. God makes them a reality. He creates our fate.