Destiny or Fate? #Choices

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Destiny or Fate?

I was reading an article the other day, where they were talking about destiny and fate as though they were two different things. I have always thought they basically the same thing.

Is destiny what you hope for, and fate what you end up with?

Curious to see who was right, I started looking it up.

The term destiny is derived from the Latin word ‘destinata’ which means to establish or make firm. On the other hand, the term fate is taken from the Latin word ‘fatum’ meaning that which has been spoken.

This statement left me confused and undecided.

Fate is usually associated with negative connotations, whereas destiny is perceived as positive connotation.

This statement too, did not resolve my query.

Destiny is the event that necessarily happens to someone in the future, though it can be changed with a person’s dedication, hard work, courage, and patience, whereas fate is the predetermined event in someone’s future by a supernatural power that is inevitable or unavoidable with humanly intervention.

This statement didn’t make sense to me, assuming I believed in supernatural power.

According to the dictionary…

Fate is the presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.

Destiny is that to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition predestined by the divine or by human will.

Surely, this is just another way of describing fate?

I need some clarification here, folks.

What do you think?

Destiny or Fate, are they the same thing with a different label?

I am looking forward to this weekend. The weather is going to be lovely and warm, so I will be catching up on things in the garden… Hoping you all have a lovely weekend too…

17 thoughts on “Destiny or Fate? #Choices

  1. First, the last definition is stupid. It’s a definition in circle. ‘Destiny is that to which any person or thing is destined.’ ???
    I agree that destiny is positive and fate negative.

  2. I find them very similar too, Jaye, though “fate” does seem to have more negative connotations than “destiny.” We’re fated to die penniless, but destined to win the lottery. 🙂

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