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Ask Anything Q & A SampleQuestion: Do you believe in fate?
- Submitted by Donna Q.
Answer: It depends how you define fate, I suppose. I don't think there's anything that is set in stone before we put the law of cause and effect into motion. We have free will and can make our choices, but once a choice is made we'll experience the fate that making that choice brings, but we could have made a different choice and experienced a different fate.
If you want to call the law of cause and effect fate, then yes, I believe in it. I don't believe fate is an event or events that are waiting "out there" for us no matter what we do. If things were preordained like that we wouldn't really have free will and the law of cause and effect would not be a universal law, and we know it is.