One said that that a man can’t change his destiny, but he can rise above his destiny by his virtue. There are many ancient legends and modern stories telling about it, but the examples are amid us. A person trying to avoid his destiny remain in the same state was, but if he accepts it everything changes.
If you consider a waiter or a janitor to be a loser with a senseless destiny, then imagine she (a waitress for example) agreed to work in a cafe and not to play in a theater because there wasn’t a fair distribution of roles and none was interested of her talent because she was modest and couldn’t play in explicit scenes nevertheless she was an actress. It is an example of one that withstood in the fight of circumstances of modern art, but remained faithful to her values. She has no money, she has no fame and fans, but all these wouldn’t make her happy if she were just a pawn in the hands of those who understands theatre art in a perverted way.
Oedipus tried to escape from his destiny but did what the prophet said, because the wisdom is acceptance of lot. We cannot change the fate; it will find us wherever we are, whatever we do, because it is not by place that we can influence it, but by an internal effort of elevating the soul, by accepting it and understanding that nothing happens by chance. Everything is given to us for a certain reason: in order to become better, to suffer and find your destination, to fight and become stronger, to be with people who need you and learn to sacrifice yourself for them.
There are different persons and different destinies, someone is living in a wonderful house outside the city, others in a little flat, someone receives many presents for Christmas, but others have nothing but beating and abuse; it happens because we all deserve different destinies, but it doesn’t mean we should give up and don’t even try to change the life, to change the world, defend the weak ones; it mean all the changes must happen in the heart, when you become kinder, more tolerant, when you sacrifice yourself for the welfare of others, then you may consider yourself a man of worth.
It doesn’t matter when and how you was born, it matters what you feel, how you behave, how you treat others.
You can’t change the world and the time, but you can change your mind and use in a better way the time of your life.
More J.R.R. Tolkien’s Quotes
“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”