Luck or Fate?

I recently read a book which ended with a phrase along the lines of luck brings us all sorts of opportunities throughout our lifetimes. All we can do is make the best choice available, one step at a time.

The root cause for this was the character at the start of the book was a man in his 30s who was at a loss for why his life felt unsatisfactory. He was a singer and at one point was in a band which felt like it was going to achieve the fame and success artists strive for. But somehow along the way things did not work out and he is instead playing in someone’s garage trying to grasp onto moments which have slipped away. I think the best way to sum the character up is he has no purpose and feels lost in life. The thing he had to realize was life will continue to slip on by if he continued to sit by and let things happen to him instead of him making things happen.

This brings me to the big questions or lessons, what decides the paths our lives take? Is it luck or fate? Are the opportunities get throughout part of destiny or coincidence?


-If you are curious, the book was The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams.


Assassin’s Creed did not teach me to kill, it taught me to be wise

The Moral of the Story

The very name, Assassin’s Creed, speaks to the premise of the story. The world of Assassin’s Creed is one of stealth and death. Each milestone in the series storyline is defined by the death of a target. The core of the gameplay is centered around combat, fighting guards, air assassinations, poison darts, and so on. With all of this at the forefront of my mind, I was very surprised when reflecting on the game’s storyline to find myself learning a different lesson. I was writing about the ideologies of the Assassins and Templars when I read a certain quote. A quote which inspired me to write this article focusing on an surprising moral. The moral of the Assassin’s Creed story is not about assassination, violence, or climbing rooftops…instead it is about being wise.

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Mr Robot – How is hating yourself true power?

So I started watching a new show last week called Mr Robot. I am hoping many of you have seen it since it is already past the second season and if you have I would love to get your thoughts on the below scene. If you have not seen the series no worries, there are not any spoilers here. Feel free to watch the clip and let me know your thoughts as well.

YouTube source: channel: Morgan Burkensteck

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