Do you believe you have a destiny and do you see yourself as here to fulfill it?
Everyone has a biological and social destiny. Our role as some believe. There is a belief to live in a manner that is supportive of the larger community. Just as the heart must cooperate with the lungs. So the individual should cooperate with the family within the community and the community with the society and the natural world. A point of view of my own, I am driven to fight for restoration of sanity in the manner in which my species relates to environment. Is that my role? and for for whatever reason, is the only reason or option that is available to me if I am to live and be satisfied in life. Whether individuals are born with an express destiny, or whether they themselves with the help of friends and families and environment that sculpts your destiny.
The characteristics of a person I believe, is developed by the genes. The context in which that person has matured is equally, if not, more important. I imagine only the hand that one is dealt is pre-ordained.
It is up to the individual to decide how to play it. Our free will is intertwined with our destiny or destinies. The word destiny is a bit grand, there is a set of opportunities, divisions in the rods, crossroads and if you take those opportunities, you full fill, not necessarily, your destiny, you full fill your potential, your aspirations. If you take the wrong opportunities or turnings in the roads and reject ideas then obviously you do not full fill those aspirations. If we have the idea that we are near our destiny we are getting close when we are enthusiastic about life. You can create your own destiny, you choose, it everyday when you rise each day and live life at your best.
My own destiny to be born who I am for some reason, now I live with the cards I have been dealt. Some times, I question of course the meaning of life, what my mission is, what my mission can be. My mission in life is "Hopefully, or as it will be to develop my writing to a standard that an argument in life can be solved in words of writing, writing both sides of the story." I do not know what is my future, but the past can sure destroy us.