What fate will you pick?

Brylee Huber, Editor

  Religion might be the most important aspect of your life, or it could be something that you consistently deny.  No matter which one fits you, the discussion of fate might still run rampant in your mind.

   It is my belief that fate exists in every decision you will ever make, but that it exists in a different way than some try to understand it as.

   While I do check the occasional horoscope or tarot card reading when I’m feeling bored, I believe in these things for far different reasons than most.

   I do not necessarily believe that our fates are written down somewhere that can be read from, including the stars or the Bible, but I believe that our faith in these things becomes our own personal “fate.”

   Here is a hypothetical situation. You go to a sketchy tarot reader in a tourist town. She tells you a long list of things about your life, including where you should go to college.

   You, thinking it is all a hoax, develop subconscious negative emotions about this college. After a few years of sitting on it, you consciously begin to hate this particular place. You are full of glee that the weird fortune teller was wrong.

   But was she?

   She may have given you a poor “reading,” but it was fate that you were there. Had you not gone to that con-woman, you may have ended up at the university you taught yourself to hate.

   With the horoscopes, I have another example that explains this philosophy of our destiny.

   Every day, I receive an e-mail from a tarot card website. I never signed up for this service, but I continue to get sent them, no matter how many times I unsubscribe.

   No matter how vague, positive, or negative these messages are, I could easily find a way to relate them to any situation happening in my life.

   Again, no matter if these are ridiculous and fake, the effects, or lack thereof, can still be written as being fate.