I believe that everything you do or encounter in your life has a purpose, I believe in fate. All of the choices you make in life, big or small, lead you down different paths that create who you are and what you will do. An example could be that you grow up wanting to be a scientist; and then in college you take a government class and find that you want to work in the political field. Aside from occurrences in life, another factor of fate are the people you meet. Each person serves a purpose and affects you in some way. By viewing actions or having a conversation with someone, your belief or opinion of something could change. Everything has a meaning and purpose; nothing should be taken for granted. I never thought about or believed in fate until I was going through some rough times with my family in high school. For a few years we had been dealing with domestic violence issues that was taking a toll on me, and distracting me from school. At the end of my junior year I stopped school and began therapy before moving on to college. In one of my exercises of therapy I discovered fate. I was to write a list of all things or times in my life that I wished never happened. One example being that I wished my mom had not married my step dad, whom I had disliked. Then I realized that without that I would not have my four younger siblings; and I could not picture a world without them because they are one of the things that I love the most in my life. If I had not gone through all of the hardships with my family I doubt that I would be the same strong person I am today. I would not be in college working toward my goals and dreams and creating a new better life for myself. Without the bad there would be no good. Without fate guiding us down our destined paths we would be lost.
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