Do We Choose Our Own Fate?. Fatalism vs Determinism By Kerry Holmes. My Story.
Fatalism vs Determinism
By Kerry Holmes
When I was in 10th grade I had been riding a horse named Eddie to prepare for a show, or competition. The day before the show my instructor asked me if I wanted to change horses to another named Gator. Since I had been riding Eddie for the past couple of weeks I chose to stay with him. Unfortunately, at the show Eddie freaked out and fell on top of me when I went to get on. I was alright the only part of me that was injured was my right knee. This made me think about what would of happened if I had chosen the other horse. Was I destined to just get hurt that day or would Gator have been fine? Or even did I really have a choice about what horse I rode or was the already determined as well.