Last night, as I was laying in bed, I was pondering over past events in my life.
For example, the parking ticket I received a week ago. If I had went and checked to see that it was actually Thurs st cleaning, and not Fri st cleaning, I probably wouldn’t have got that parking ticket. However, I did not.
But, having believed that I parked on Fri st parking, I didn’t feel the need to be all paranoid about where I parked.
Hypothetically, if I was, I would have avoided that parking ticket.
So, here is my question.
After a certain event(s) occur, we may find ourselves thinking about what we should have done, and what if this, what if that.
But, do what if’s really exist? I mean, if things happen for a reason, then it wouldn’t matter if you did or did not do a certain thing since it would have occurred like so anyway, correct? Thus, would having what if thoughts even matter?
Now, here is the bigger question.
What if I did go to check my car, and avoided that parking ticket?
Then it’s safe to say that me going to check my car happened for a reason. But, I got a parking ticket, so what’s the reason for that?! It was my fate of course.
In the end, can we really change our fate?
I could have changed my fate and not get that parking ticket if I had went to double check the safety of my car, but I did not. Thus, I did not change my ending fate. But, if I had checked my car, and avoided that parking ticket, which scenario would have been my actual fate in this hypothetical situation then? Obviously, the “what if” thought of going to double check my car was non-existent at the moment.
In the end, you can’t alter fate. Wherever you end in life, whatever happens in life, that was your fate. Period. If you decide to embark on a different route than the one you’ve been trekking on, that change (possibly no change as well) is your fate. Just because you’ve changed routes doesn’t mean you’ve changed your fate. That new fate that you believe you have achieved is your actual fate. You didn’t change anything at all.