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  1. Fate is a way of psychological protection. This is some kind of abstract, unverifiable concept, created so that with its help you can smooth out any tragic events, write off any mistakes and failures, and thereby protect yourself from depression and suicidal thoughts. Got drunk behind the wheel and crashed the car-damn, this is how fate ordered it, this is how it should be, everything is for the best. I got very ill because I went out in the cold and smoked-this is fate, so be it. I lost a loved one because I didn't appreciate him – it was fate that took him away from me, so he wasn't my person.

    Any event leads to a chain of other events, and those events lead to the next, and so on. And the person gets either benefit or harm from these events. It creates the illusion that this was done on purpose in order to benefit or harm a person, depending on his merits.

  2. If we approach it strictly from the point of view of formal logic, then there is something that has been proven to exist. The duty of proof lies with the one who puts forward the thesis. In this case, as I understand it,� the thesis is put forward: “The development of human life follows a certain “plan called “fate””, that is, we do not discuss the existence of the word “fate”, which is obvious. The plan can be pre-designed, known, unknown, divine, etc. – epithets are not important in this case. Has anyone proved this thesis in any form? Obviously not, otherwise we'd probably know about it. Proof refutation of this thesis is not required, since “negative proof” is basically a logical error. Although in some cases you can find arguments that contradict the thesis, and one of them is below. But such arguments still cannot refute the thesis as a whole.
    “From the point of view of causal relationships, it is not possible to judge at all, since they either exist or do not exist: PSS” can only be considered in relation to specific events and facts, and ” occurred with a certain time difference. But it is not possible to find a connection between absolutely all events: for example, the position of a snowflake in Antarctica has nothing to do with my sneeze today.
    Purely theoretically, as some believe, knowing absolutely everything, you can use a certain theoretical supercomputer (or divine mind) to calculate future events (or they have already been calculated by the deity). Does this mean that there is a destiny after all? There is no way we can verify this, and it is impossible to prove this conclusion, at least not yet.In addition, quantum mechanics opposes this: to date, it is practically proven that many events in the microcosm are probabilistic in nature, that is, contrary to Einstein's opinion, God still plays dice. So “knowing everything” is actually even theoretically impossible.
    From the point of view of biology, our behavior can be determined genetically, and even worse for us, by the microorganisms living in us. They can do this, for example, the rabies virus provokes aggression of the infected person for the sake of continuing its kind. Perhaps other parasites are more subtle. But the actions of parasites and symbiotic organisms are also largely probabilistic.
    Modern psychology shows (and practice also shows) that people are able to change just dramatically and thus influence their fate. There are exercises and trainings that help you adjust your behavior and even your character in general, which also does not fit in with the presence of fate. A simple lack of safety precautions dramatically increases your chances of survival.
    � So I would draw this conclusion. It is impossible to deny the influence of certain genetic, biological, geographical and other factors on a person's life, but it is also impossible to talk about the complete conditionality of human life, that is, the presence of “fate”. In many ways, our lives are in our hands.

  3. Fate-from the word “judgment”, that is, a sentence, the highest destination.

    Imagine a kid who does not know that he is “destined” to go to kindergarten, school, college, get married, etc.Although parents know this with a high probability. You can also” deceive fate ” in this case – for example, go to the army instead of an institute.

    Another example: in aristocratic families, the eldest son usually prepared to accept the inheritance, and the second-for military service. This was preordained, this was their fate. Similarly, the daughters were “destined” to marry a peer.

    In societies with good social elevators, this is not so relevant, and we have forgotten the original meaning of this word. But as social inequality grew, the fate of becoming a major became relevant again. In caste societies like India, this is still true.

    So from the point of view of logic, the predestination of life may well exist, although a person may not be aware of it.

  4. If from the point of view of causality, then your fate is actually rolled up into one event. This is the moment when the sperm and egg are connected, namely, the combination of genes resulting from this fusion. Probably, only this is NOT predetermined by any external reasons, but it determines entirely who and how you will be.

    Everything else is already the chain of events that you get into as an organism and are in constant interaction with the outside world. You sort of fit into that chain at some point, like jumping on a moving train.

    Although it is possible that which sperm will reach its goal, this is also an absolutely random event, and, apparently, is also part of your destiny. But this moment can be safely combined with the moment of creating a combination of genes.

    That is, the conclusion is that your fate is only what you turned out to be in the physiological sense. Everything else is a butterfly effect.

    BUT, in fact, to reason from the point of view of the causal connection of ALL events, this is nothing more than a purely theoretical exercise, since no one, including super computers, etc., is able to track a chain of events on a scale of more than eight or ten steps. Moreover, the chain of events is always events that occurred in the past, which we do not have access to without advance preparation (pre-established tracking). But in order to prepare in advance for the events that will just happen, you need to have access to the future, which we also do not have. Therefore, PSS is nothing more than an abstract entity, such as, for example, infinity, with which it is also impossible to work practically.

    It is more profitable for a person to think that everything depends on himself and his actions. This gives you such a valuable sense of freedom and motivates you to do many things.

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