Recently I watched a movie called 500 days of Summer. I’m sure you’ve heard of it or maybe you haven’t, it’s decent. But this movie got me thinking a lot about fate.
In particular the following quote caught my attention:
Narrator: If Tom had learned anything… it was that you can’t ascribe great cosmic significance to a simple earthly event. Coincidence, that’s all anything ever is, nothing more than coincidence… Tom had finally learned, there are no miracles. There’s no such thing as fate, nothing is meant to be. He knew, he was sure of it now.
Now my understanding of this quote is that, it’s telling me fate doesn’t exist that there is no reason, no connections in life. That nothing is predetermined I don’t know how to express it. It”s telling me everything just happens. Just cuz.
I could be completely wrong but hey that’s my interpretation. Back to the movie, I watched it with my friend on a stormy evening and she thought this was an exceptional quote so much so that she pinned it up on her wall. But me being me was already digging and thinking way too deeply into it and it just felt dark, negative.
I’m the kind of person that believes everything has a purpose. It’s your destiny to meet that person or get that job or read this blog post.
Which brings me to the contradicting topic of coincidence. The dictionary definition is as follows. (bless Google)
Coincidence- A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.