Life in Writing
I've written other posts about why fate is just a crutch, but there definitely are circumstances that are beyond our control. We can't choose the weather, political situations, or anything determined by the actions of others. There are many of these things in the world that we simply cannot alter. But as this quote suggests, you can rise to meet it.
Our lives aren't defined by what happens to us, but by how we react to the things that happen to us. For those who haven't seen the movie Princess Mononoke, the story is of Prince Ashitaka, a young man who is cursed by a demon while defending his village. As he struggles with what to do with his life before the curse kills him, he's given the advice quoted above, and as a result he chooses to find out where the demon came from and put an end to the hatred that brought about its existence. Just like Ashitaka rose to meet his fate, we can rise to the challenge of the unforseen circumstances of our lives.
Fate is never an excuse. When life throws you its very worst, you need to be your very best.
Daniel M. Quilter is the author of A Soul Divided. On this blog he'll interview other authors, review books, share nerd wisdom from popular sci-fi and fantasy, and occasionally share his insights on writing. See a list of his works or see what he's working on.
Are you an Author? Are you interested in doing an interview for this blog? Find out how by clicking here.
Interested in getting your sci-fi/fantasy book reviewed on this blog? Check out our submission guidelines
Do you write any flash fiction? Do you want to share it on this site? Click here to review our submission guidelines.