A perfect example, in matters of life and death, of love and passion, of choice or destiny; options decrease to a singular course.
Life is a predestined culmination built upon ones own decisions.
Predestination therefore, as it regards the thing itself, is the Decree of the good pleasure of God in Christ, by which He resolved within Himself from all eternity, to justify, adopt, and endow with everlasting life, to the praise of His own glorious grace, believers on whom He had decreed to bestow faith.
Destiny has got the rope round my neck – and I feel it.
The mystery of human destiny is that we are fated, but that we have the freedom to fulfill or not fulfill our fate: realization of our fated destiny depends on us. While inhuman beings like the cockroach realize the entire cycle without going astray because they make no choices.
I believe in fatalism, the positive one.