Is fate written in our stars? Well the science of quantum physics says it is not but if you ask most individuals they will tell you yes. So which is true? First what is fate; “fate is based on the notion that there is a natural order in the Universe which cannot be changed, no matter how hard we try” (Luna). To elaborate on this fate is preset and cannot be changed so fate is most commonly confused with destiny which can change and you choose what happens next. Personally since fate cannot be interpreted it must be real.
So for those who believe it is real they give mostly the same reasonings. Those being it makes living easier but what this means is fate is a scapegoat, an easy out, and especially something to blame when life doesn’t go the way we want. Though this seems as if fate quarilates with negative attributes there are good reasons. One being it comforts people to think God is the one moving the pieces here on earth. Not knowing who or what makes things happen in our life is unsettling to most, so it is relaxing to have this “being” controlling their life.
Now for those who do not believe in fate because they feel their life isn’t set, they believe they can change what happens in the future by the decisions they make. This is called destiny and is what most of those who do not believe in fate live by. For those who believe in neither it is because of science but more specifically quantum physics. It is because countless scientists have done experiments that have debunked fate through quantum physics (Koberlain).
To conclude fate has the hearts of some, where destiny has the other and for those who don’t believe have science. So whatever comforts them in their lives is valid but fate trumps those because of its inability to be interpreted making it hard to not trust.
Luna, Aletheia. “What’s the Difference between Fate and Destiny? (Don’t Get Them Confused!).” LonerWolf, 3 Sept. 2021, https://lonerwolf.com/difference-between-fate-and-destiny/.
Koberlein, Brian. “Quantum Physics Tells Us Our Fate Is Not Written in the Stars.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 1 Mar. 2017, https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankoberlein/2017/02/06/quantum-physics-tells-us-our-fate-is-not-written-in-the-stars/?sh=6c8dc54735eb.