When I was in 9th grade we read Romeo and Juliet in my literature class, after which the teacher led a discussion on Fate versus Free Will..
The class was fairly evenly split, ironically enough and I have a feeling some went to one side or the other because of their argumentative nature rather than actually caring about the discussion..
Reboot. I had an interesting run-in with this question this morning. I approached the sofa with a double shot espresso and as I was about to set it on the table I got a flash that the coffee would spill on a letter that was sitting on the table.
At this point I know to pay attention to these glimpses of the future.
I moved the letter, set the coffee in a place I felt was safe from disaster, sat down, and proceeded to browse a few news sites.
To make sure the Martians hadn’t landed.
Fate? Within minutes my husband took a seat beside me. I said hello then reached for the coffee only to find – to my horror truly – the coffee spilled and got the letter!
So – was it fate? I could have taken additional steps to prevent it.
Aaron pointed out it could have been worse had I not taken the steps I did which raises a whole other level of Fate V Free Will and our role in it.