My dear cousin Bonnie and I have an on-going disagreement over the cosmic workings of the universe. She believes in fate/destiny/kismet and I do not. She believes that certain things are meant to happen and that people are sometimes powerless to stop moving down destiny's path.
I don't believe that. I am not Fate's Pawn to be moved around the chessboard of life on a whim. I make of my life what I choose. My decisions, my actions, my rewards, my consequences.