#1
Today in class we were having a discussion about forgetting the past and focusing on the future, and if we really have a "destiny", or a plan. I then thought about how every single minor detail in the past has affected the way your life ends up now.

Anything thats happened to me, had it happened differently, I realized what a significant impact it would have had. I might be in a different place, into different things, with different people, I as a person might be different. And I've kind of gotten myself abit paranoid about every decision I've made since then, and how it may seem small now, but could have a huge influence later. And this brings me back to "destiny". It's our choices that we make that put us where we are, thus why we can't have a previously planned life, if we're making decisions on the spot.

I'm not really sure if this makes any sense to anyone, I'm not quite sure how to explain it, but can you think of things that, if they happened differently, might have dramatically changed your life? I just want to see if anybody else might feel the same way.

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Of course I think about it.

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Is this some kind of new-agey self-help bullcrap class?
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#10
you need to watch "the butterfly effect" mate.
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#12
Nah. It's all planned. We were always going to make the choices we make up on the spot. It's destiny.
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#14
The Butterfly Effect is one of my favourite films of all time If you haven't seen it, watch it. You won't be disappointed.

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Never noticed that the title was actually The Bu-tterfly effect
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this makes me laugh so hard

but I think every decision makes your life different
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I don't think it is. I think it's just a mark on the poster. I could be wrong, though.


If you were joking, and I'm being stupid, sorry .-.
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#19
I think decisions can change your life, but certain decisions would not affect your "path" as you would end there anywhere.

Example: I was on a dating dry-spell, looking for love and saw every female as a potential gf. I went to a Gary Moore Concert one night with a mate, and he told me he kissed this girl in the summer. I thought of the girl, added her on fb and she's now been my gf for 6 months.

Now I was originally gonna g to the concert with someone else. This person got sick and cancelled. I then called the guy (I went with) and he didn't answer. I then decided to call another guy who didn't answer. I was then reay to go with my mum, when I decided to call the guy one more time, and he agreed to go. Had I not decided to call once more, I would not have talked to him and I would not have added my gf on fb and I would not have met her.

However, I believe that given my situation, I would possibly have ended up with her anyway.
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Thank you you just gave me an idea.
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#24
"Destiny" sounds like someone gave up halfway through trying to say "destination"

Also, determinism and shit.
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#25
I explained the same idea to an ex gf of mine who always found it hard that I never really though anything an ex gave me away


I told her, ppl are like scars, every-time you meet someone new (good or bad) they dig a scar into you. It'll eventually heal sooner or later, but the fact of that matter is it'll always be there.

Now to deny what happened before, and after those scars would be to deny who I am. It would be to deny what made me, me, and for one I cannot do that.

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#26
Yup, all the little things add up to big changes in the long run, but at the same time I believe that you'll always end up choosing the same path, due to the conditions at the time you make that decision. Determinism.

Although one thing that did get me was picking a university. Having it narrowed down to 5 choices, you essentially have 5 different lives to choose from. Obviously you can't tell what they'll be like, but each of the 5 were in ranging parts of the country, and choosing any over the other would mean a completely different life, knowing completely different people, and hell, even becoming a completely different person.

Thinking about that is a bit weird.

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