The image above has sparked an internal rant. All too often, people blame the concepts of fate, destiny, God’s will, meant to be, and the alike on their life’s problems.
If it is destiny’s way, then the boyfriend who takes you for granted will change and it will all work out! No, sorry, relationships are about intimacy, passion, and commitment. Not looking for fateful moments.
Should you choose to follow Christianity in the fate discussion, then God’s plan is not an excuse for you to sit idly by and wait for fate. It is to seek spiritual guidance, do what Jesus would do, and live your life in his image. Even the Protestants are largely abandoning the idea of predestination.
Many people do not have desirable lives. They are not where they are supposed to be. The ten year old living in sex slavery is not supposed to be there. The woman sitting in a hut waiting to die because she can’t afford a fistula surgery is also not supposed to be there. The eternally hard-working yet impoverished teenagers taking care of their younger siblings due to parental drug addiction are not supposed to be there. Ok, I stole that from Showtime’s Shameless- but it still applies. Emmy Rossum is marvelous.
The above image was made to help people deal with their “first world problems”. Honestly, those are the only ailments I suffer from. Mostly, I just wish I was Emmy Rossum. Sorry about the high horse.
How you deal with the hand you are given in life is what matters. Share that love and fortune, and remember that everyone else probably has battles rougher than yours. No one gets an equal beginning point in life. What would make the largest difference in these battles are the rights to an equal pursuit of happiness. It always comes back to those darn pesky equal rights.