Destiny refers to a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the universe. A sense of destiny in its oldest human sense is in the soldier's fatalistic image of the "bullet that has your name on it" or the moment when your number "comes up," or a romance that was "meant to be." Sourced from Wikipedia Fate : 1. something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind. 2. the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time: Fate decreed that they would never meet again. 3. that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny: Death is our ineluctable fate. It's a term that has been used for thousands of years. Both terms have a similar meaning therefore I have decided to combine both terms into one thread. It's more than just a term if you think about it. Protestants believe in pre-ordained lives which simply means you are either destined from the time of birth to ascend or fall. Ancient civilizations believed in their fates being decided by Gods or Moirae in Greek mythology, as Parcae in Roman mythology, and Norns in Norse mythology. Even today, there are those who believe their actions are predestined and that their lives follow a schedule. So my questions to you are as follows : 1. Do you believe in fate/destiny? And 2. To anyone who says there is a fate/destiny, do you back down? Or do you try challenging your destiny? A simple test such as you want to turn your head look left, so are you destined to look left or if you think you're challenging fate by looking right, are you actually fated to look right? Sorry if this question confuses.