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  1. I think the word is an archaism. What kind of fate can we talk about if the universe is a system that works according to the principle: cause-effect. We no longer blame the gods for our troubles, nor can we blame the universe. An attempt to put your life in the hands of fate will lead to fatalism, i.e., to a complete denial of personal responsibility, which, although partially, is possible.

    A person should look at the philosophy of the Stoics: change your attitude to things, because it makes a person unhappy; start striving for those goals that are preferable and possible.

    I can't (nowadays) completely change my genes and body, but I can take care of my health. I can't become rich and famous in a short period of time (there are exceptions), but I can set myself a worthy goal and go to it. In the language of M. Heidegger, you need to make your life authentic.

  2. Fate is a multi-valued word. Often it simply means the course of events. “What is the fate of my money?”, ” what is the fate of my request?”. Words change their meaning over time, and not immediately, but gradually, for a long time retaining the same meanings along with the new ones. Sometimes long-forgotten words and their meanings are returned. So there is no point in so zealously observing “modernity”. Otherwise, you can ask the same question about every word you use in your question.

  3. The concept of “destiny” belongs to the part of philosophy that is called worldly wisdom. How is our society so different from the societies of the past that it is necessary to recognize itself as the master of fate and abandon the existential ideas of free will and predestination, cause and effect, random and natural, karma, evil fate, divine providence and God's judgment, as well as the typological approach in psychology? Any medical diagnosis is a life story and prognosis-an indication of the specific nature of the life line. The progress of humanity is moving by leaps and bounds along the path of improving technology and conquering nature, as for understanding the deeper aspects of human existence, the development of philosophy, psychology, literature, esotericism – those areas of knowledge that are relevant to the question of how everything in this world works from a metaphysical point of view – we are not only not far ahead, but also show signs of degeneration compared to thinkers of the past. We should not discount the conquests of our predecessors, as well as the meaning of everyday expressions, such as – sow character – reap fate, which have absorbed the experience of many generations. Fate is first of all something that happens to us often against our will. Here it is difficult to trace the causal relationships between our actions and the far-reaching consequences of not only these actions, but also many other phenomena, including the will of the people around us. If you think that your success and your circumstances are entirely the result of your achievements, ask yourself how did you get here in the first place, and where were you before you realized that you were lying in a crib and seeing a mother's face bent over you? No one ended up here by submitting an application to the admissions committee with a personal signature. Each of us could also have been born some animal, plant, or human with disabilities. Fate is a mystery, a reminder that we are here for a visit, and perhaps not for long.

  4. I agree that the meaning of words is changing, and if earlier they talked about Fate (to a greater extent), implying the inevitability and predestination of the thread of life, now the word has become polysemous.
    More and more often it is used as a description of the life stages in the past or present of any living and non-living object (what is the fate of my loan application?).
    Moreover, the word is actively used in everyday and business conversations, for example: “the fate of this startup is sad” or ” let's predict the fate of the project, in the context of this development scenario.”
    “Fate leads the submissive by the hand, drags the non – submissive”

  5. A rich word, that is, it will take place in a mandatory way, according to your own choice.

    Everything is simple, but let's start in order:

    1. A person sets a goal for himself and follows it. Everything that “happens “(well, to somehow match the word “fate”) happens:
    • due to the lack of understanding that there is always a hierarchically higher management;

    • out of stupidity caused by unreasonable self confidence;

    • due to carelessness caused by inattention to small things;

    • due to ignorance or failure to take into account external environmental factors;

    • because of the inability to be yourself, and not seem to be someone more important, and so on…

    All this is piling up on a person and turning into his “fate”.

    1. A person follows to achieve the goal of other people realizing this. Everything that “happens “(well, to somehow match the word “fate”) happens:
    • due to a lack of understanding of the true goal to which it follows;

    • due to the presence of incorrect information from people involved in achieving the goal, including managers;

    • because of their own vanity, malice, envy, greed and lies, discontent… etc;

    • because of the condemnation of everything and everything;

    • because of the habit of seeming rather than being.

    And all this is piling up on a person and turning into his “fate”.

    1. A person follows to achieve the goal of other people without understanding it, but considering that it somehow develops itself in this way:

    This is the most difficult case, that is, it is the case when “fate” in the form of people, ideas, thoughts that control it already triumphs over a person!

  6. By definition: Fate is the totality of all events and circumstances that are predetermined and primarily affect a person's being. Let's see what can be predetermined: your height, for example, eye color, and other innate features. Does it affect you? Sure. In real life, a person usually behaves just like his parents or grandparents. If he sees mistakes in their behavior, repeats them, and does not correct them, then perhaps he will have the same “fate”as his parents. For example, an arrogant and lonely woman has a daughter. What kind of daughter will grow up? Arrogant… And then what? If she repeats her mother's fate , she will be lonely. So the word is quite clear.

    But at the same time, no one canceled free will and fortitude. Everyone is free to change their fate – move, study, work, etc.

  7. Previously, everything around them was given a touch of divinity and fatalism. This was done in order to keep the person in fear and obedience. During the Enlightenment, the secularization of thought led to the transformation of morality from a collective and religious model to an individualistic and secular one. Since then, the concept of “fate” in the eyes of society has played with new colors.

    What is fate?

    According to scientists, time is a very specific matter that exists in three projections: past, present and future. Therefore, the life path of a person in the projection of the future is fate.

    Only this path is not static and can constantly change under the influence of current circumstances and decisions made by the person himself in the present. So they say that we create our own destiny.

    Those people who, for whatever reason, find it easier to go with the flow, adhere to the archaic idea of the predestination of life. Quite a convenient position…

    Nevertheless, the concept of “fate” is still relevant to this day, and the more the autonomy of the individual develops, the more often this word will be used.

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