I do think there's a lot in life which I deem fated. As in... pre-planned by the powers that be.
Now, I'm not necessarily talking about a God.
Some people need the idea that another being created fate or planned it.
For me, I keep that question/answer open.
And for me, "the powers that be" could be anything.
But as I said above... I feel, A LOT in life is pre-destined. Might not be all.
For example. I believe one is allowed to keep trying, but the result may/may not come. Until the right "time" or age...
I know a friend, kept making trade after trade, for many many years, never had a big break, kept losing money and his savings never seemed to be able to cross a certain threshold. Then suddenly after a certain year, his AUM jumped. He made a good trade and his business took off.
So in such a scenario, it somehow makes me think that he has reached his "huat" age. The age where he is meant to make a lot of money.
Or my relationship with my wife...
I don't want to go into details, but how we met, how we got together and how we were kept together even through some tough times.
And yet, here we are.
And a part of me believes that we actually do have a choice.
We can walk away from the "fated" path, but it will be a tough road.
For example, I know someone who tends to do very well in a certain career line. And he has left this career to do other businesses or followed other "opportunities", but they all end up poorly for him. And when he goes back into this "fated" career line, he does well again.
So the thing is... for me, I do believe quite a lot of things are pre-destined.
And if we/people follow that path, we can already easily achieve 70%-80% of our maximum happiness in our lives.
But when people "kay-kiang" do something which is out of the fated path, they end up reducing their overall happiness.
But of course, the problem is, never try never know right? So still must try out other stuff, but if the other stuff doesn't work out then must quickly realize that this path may not be for you.
Then also there's the challenge of knowing when to quit or when to keep pushing, cos maybe success is just right around the corner...
Wah life's so difficult.
Fengshui... I've written about it before...
Somethings, if there isn't much effort or too tough to implement, I'll take it into consideration.
No harm believing in these things you know, as long as you don't let it rule your life.
I take them more as guidelines. If things don't work out, I don't dwell too much about it, if things turn out well, I don't take too much credit for it as well.
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