This episode of Sharon Cheung’s talk concluded my viewpoints. I always remember my discussion with two closer friends that nobody decides another person’s destiny, and that everything starts from our thoughts. It is the thoughts that determine our personality and action, which then lead to a choice, while the quality of our choices determines our direction. And action after a decision is made, will determine the outcome.
For example, if you opt not to have light lunch but keep thinking about having fast food, the likely outcome would be the risk of overweight to be borne by you subsequently. Your choice determines the outcome; it is not destiny or your god that determines if you might gain weight. Or, you are always praying for wealth and a lottery strike for handsome prize money, in real life you are reluctant to learn how to spend thriftily and save money, learn new skills to make sure you are still able to earn a living. If these are your choices, the poverty that entails is the outcome of your choice. This is a consequence of your action prior.
In general, ‘predestined’ or ‘predetermined’ is the favourite wording of those who could not shrug off their unfavourable outcome. It is ‘predestined’ for people to attend good universities, acquire knowledge and skill set to take up work that requires new skills. It is ‘predetermined’ if some senior citizens do not have money in their later years.
This is a convenient way of thinking, for ‘predestined’ is the absolutely accurate response to any dissatisfaction in life.
Worse still, ‘predetermined’ evolves into a vicious cycle in terms of thoughts. Since everything is ‘predestined’, our current and future situation is also ‘predestined’. That means you do not need to take any kind of action.
In short, do not waste time on listening to Feng Shui and astrology. Instead, master English language for more international opportunities. Take a short nap in the afternoon and get ready for physical exercise in the evening. Concentrating on your tasks at hand is definitely better than thinking about ‘predestined’.
We always know this and the choice is ours.