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Free will vs destiny

Destiny says, submit to the status quo
It is destiny or karma for you to deserve abuse.

Free will says, submit to the status quo
as it is you fault for being born poor, ugly, lazy or stupid.
that you deserve this abuse.

From the aristocracy and its teaching of destiny,
to the capitalists teaching of free will. 

It is the same thing, different words.

Copyright © Michael Harman

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  1. Date: 7/23/2010 8:35:00 PM
    destiny says there is nothing you can do about it. free will says you can change it

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 10:17:00 AM
    No one deserves abuse, but everyone should stop looking at themselves as victim. I can tell you that, because I did that myself. When you see yourself as a victim, you are asking for someone to rescue you. We have the free will to lead our lives the way we see fit and not to abide by comformity for personal gains. Thanks for a thought provokind write. Hope all is well with you. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 2/14/2010 12:10:00 PM
    I never thought of it in those terms. You give me something to think about. Thanks.

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 4:33:00 PM
    10 years ahead of its time, huh? lol