Fate and coincidence are silly terms, obsolete notions.
Things are not coincidence unless one has had a desire previous; frankly, coincidences don't exist, things just are
. If something happens in your favor randomly, who the **** cares but you? Noone! The universe doesn't judge. It was your personal desire, and if it happened, it had a potentiality to happen. Ouuuuu, it had to be coincidenceeee
. Look at this sick little mystical term we've used to try to 'describe' events that fall to our favor; how arrogant is that?
Fate is just a clouded word to attach meaning to our existence. There's nothing mystical about our lives, and buttering our existence up with some elusive deterministic hand is just foolish. People, don't fall into that common religious error, "Oh, I have free will, I make my own choices, but but but, everything is still predeterminded by God!". Either you believe things are predetermined, there is a 'divine' plan, or you believe you are making your choices and in that case there is no 'divine' plan. If you believe in fate, you believe in some sort of deterministic hand, otherwise who's choosing the fate... what makes it the ultimate
plan? Frankly, I find the word "fate" equally as arrogant; we are pushing profound meaning onto our lives, feeding our ego ever so rapidly.
The sooner we realize that our personal desires have NOTHING to do with the universe - the universe doesn't care! (and I don't mean this as in a negative manner... it frankly can't
care, it has no capacity to care, it doesn't deal with petty human emotions) - the better off our species with be.