Fate Vs. Free Will

Difference Between Fate And Free Will

For many hundred years there has been constant debate among people as regards the meaning of free will and fate. There always had been an instant answer to this debate- the only thing that needed to be done was to give the subject a much more deeper thought along with a mixed blend of awareness in the field of psychology that has we have finally attained in the last 5 decades after the thorough discussions of eminent personalities in the field of psychology as well as sociology on the specific aspect. However the question still lingers in one’s mind that what is it that governs a man- his fate of his free-will?

The debate over such a topic is almost synonymous to the very famous systems of belief of physics. One contributes in asserting that physical law is what governs the atom’s behavior while the other confirms that the humans possess free-will. The first theory is of the opinion that whatever an atom does, it does that because it is his destiny to do so. But how can we explain the moving of the hand of a human by this theory? Plato tried to explain this and said that if a man is able to become one with the stars, he is able to become one with his own fate.

The indicationregarding momentum being a constituent that is of great use for probabilities in estimation has resulted in making it an indispensable part of the fate. An importantindication of such concept is the impetus of inner self applied in the idea of predominance, a theory relating to psychology in relation to development of infants. Thus psychologists make the deductions that the path of the children are shaped on the basis of their daily experiences that play a very important role in the course of their development.

Also resulting from view of psychology, the self-esteem concept also plays an important role towards the belief of onesvalue. If a man’s belief is removedin order to take control of his environment, his self-esteem will be affected and te

then the man will fall prey tohelplessness and end up believing in fate, a sense called the learned helplessness in the field of Modern Psychology, which is nothing but a situation of anyparticular individual where he loses his control on a particular situation.

As a result,Niel Bohr’s view on free will vs. fate, in place of Einstein’s cynic ideas, is proven true. Bohr was of the opinion that the experimentalliberty of determinationgoverns a man’s progress and so right he was. Without having his own free will, any person isguaranteed to be destitute with fate.

In summary,

1. On the basis of the theory of forms, it can be said that any individual has the ability to show free will during his actions. He definitely has choices over his fate.

2. a person takes birth along with his fate according to psychology and he has the tendency of relying on it as he grows up whereas his life is controlled by his free will and a loss of it results in making the person helpless.


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