Pyramid Philosophical

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Checked - 11.04.2016

The belief that destiny cannot be changed is known as fatalism. The lack of free will. Whatever an individual may do in order to exercise control over their own eventual life outcome can be argued as directed by self or coincidental to beliefs. Beliefs are like development goals and interactively mold character by building 'success' on top of 'success'. Even goals are decided by values and are not necessarily free will, but more the 'end' that 'means' will provide. Targeting requirements are then biased towards those that move towards the goal. It's iterative and cyclical.

Value that constitutes success is a very personal perception and 'value' to one may not be of 'value' to another.

Perceived good fortune and opportunity are by definition an interpretation. It may be money (a device of artificial concept) or position and influence. This too is a perception of what can be regarded as fortuitous. The psychological desire (or genetic trait) of many humans to control is regarded as good fortune or even a right and depends on early background and any proselytising by mentors.

  • Self-belief and arrogance are commonly marriage-partners

To win the lottery is regarded as good luck or good fortune as the outcome cannot be massaged. It is pure chance that a winning sequence is selected. But to decide spontaneously to complete an action differently to a 'habitual' manner is self-determination without consideration. The unplanned change.

The outcome cannot be evaluated since comparisons are not possible. Even actions that are not controllable can be decided by some 'higher power'. Either self or something else. Why take a left-turn and go to a destination another way rather than turning right or going straight-on. What prompts a spontaneous change? The sudden impulse.