The other day I watched Serendipity for the first time. Yes, the first time.
Anyone who ever knew that I’ve never watched it gave similar reactions:
“You should watch it!”
“You’ll be missing half of your life if you don’t watch it!”
“It’s a good movie. You should watch it.”
So I did. The thing is… the movie wasn’t really about serendipity. It wasn’t about finding something good without looking for it. It was wholly about fate. And they went on and on about the idea that if they were meant to be, fate would see to it. If not, fate will also see that they do not meet.
I think fate’s behind everything.
But you see, I don’t see fate in the way that it is portrayed in movies or in its romanticized definition. I see fate as the inevitable consequence of a series of actions and decisions that we made. There is nothing pre-destined because our actions lead us to our outcomes.
It’s like the Choose Your Own Adventure series. Our choices determine our respective endings. It’s the consequence of free will. And in a long line of decisions, choices made, and acts committed, we get what we deserve. Our endings… whatever it may be.
Fate isn’t what happens. It’s not the reason. It’s the result.