Th future is not some place you are going to, but one you are creating. John Schaar
You create your own future. For good or bad. The actions you take today will shape your life for a long time to come. Your inactions will have just as big an effect.
Fate is a comforting lie that people tell themselves. It makes them feel better. It makes them feel comfortable. Now they don’t have to put in the hard work, because fate will make everything better you see.
There is no fate.
There is no destiny.
The cavalry is not coming to your rescue.
Want to argue that everybody has a destiny? Be careful, because countless millions have been tortured to death. Raped to death. Burned to death. And nobody who tells you there is a destiny can guarantee which destiny you’ll be issued.
This is the full quote:
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.
So take heart. You get to sweat and bleed and hurt. And in doing so you get to forge your own path. By your own hand. To a destiny you have scripted.
Now consider: how terrifying is the alternative?