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Critical Inquiry Essay

We; Humanity, have no control over the actions of others living around us; However, they have a major impact on our reality, by interacting with us. Each occurrence is, in essence, a reaction or response to actions around us. People play a major role in our perception of life. The fact that we lack control, or power over certain aspects of our existence, classifies these aspects under the category of ‘fate’. Whether or not these events are predetermined, they are beyond the realm of our discretion: Flood, disease, disaster, and destruction will occur in spite of our greatest efforts to prevent them. Chaos dictates our schedule, but we select our priorities. We maintain control of how we handle, or react to the situations placed before us.
When we impose stipulations on the direction of others’ course to ‘decision’, we are cast in the role of (transient) ‘gods’ in the story of their lives; Often, unknowingly, or unintentionally. It is somewhat beyond our realm of authority, how we will impact someone else, or what implications we will ultimately have on their subsequent perceptions. (Otherwise, of course- we would likely, (all) demand admiration, and understanding (of all)).
We navigate our own lives in the role of hero; Assuming responsibility for how we confront each circumstance. Just as we are powerless over other’s comprehensive actions, They also cannot govern ours. We can manipulate another person as much as they allow us to, and they: to the extent which we permit them. Ultimately, we all must presume liability for our own perceptions, and responses to life’s stimuli.
Free will does not oppose destiny. Destiny entails that each occurrence possesses a deep underlying significance. The concept of ‘destiny ‘,suggests that life’s discourse is not without cause (imposed by inevitable ending). Free will implies that life’s outcome is a direct result of one’s endeavors. These concepts can coexist because they, in no way oppose, or invalidate each other. Free will adds depth to destiny by granting fault to one’s outcome, and encouraging us to approach the journey with assertiveness. Without both concepts acting on existence; We would all be victims. There would be no heroes, or Gods. Only victims of fate.
A parent goes to the store to buy two different candy bars; One for themselves, and one for their son, - Since they’ve known this child since the dawn of his existence; Since they’ve created the environment for which they raised him from the moment he was born, it is likely that they already know which he wants, but they will still offer him a choice between them, just to allow him the opportunity to change.
Our perception of life is ever changing; Expanding, just as the identity of a young child continues to grow as they learn. Familiarity increases, allowing one to become more comfortable in their atmosphere. In this same way, the forecast of our fate is determined by contributing factors; Not only by our actions, but by our location, and our interactions. Sloppily, our endings reshape with the conclusion of each day. Destiny, never promises to remain unchanged; It’s fate, by, about, a seven second delay.
The great philosopher, Plato, believed “that there was a spiritual world from which we came, but that as long as we were in the physical world our perception and our memories of the real would be distorted or clouded.” This, he believed, was “a motivating force behind many artists and statesmen who struggled to recreate the mis-remembered beauty and harmony of their pre-birth, perfect world.” Which supports that we are ruled by destiny; While Aristotle maintained that nothing exists beyond the realm of our senses. Fred Alan Wolf, a quantum physicist explains that there is evidence that support both Plato, and Aristotle’s views.
"The one mind (of which we are conscious) does not normally deal with atomic realities. In fact, it deals only with atomic minds, and it deals with what has been created by the choices made by the atomic minds. It acts as a data-saver; Imagine your one mind as the chief of your central nervous system. Picture your individual atomic minds as agents acting independently. By summing up the experiences of the atomic minds, the one mind makes up its mind, and this is Law of Attraction explained. It literally creates a one-mindedness. In doing this automatically, it transforms new experiences into old experiences and creates habits."; This sense of ‘self ‘, presents the mystery of cognition’s origin; The driving force that begs our curiosities. Our perception depends on our placement within the organism; The body of existence.
You are not alone in your mind. Your thoughts, though you try to conceal them, are not your own in the first place. This is not an infiltration of your privacy; It is an intricate molecular connection shared by all things existing. There are documented scientific findings of the mind being influenced by reciprocal forces. Critical deliberation was executed in an attempt to discern the breakdown of the correlation between coinciding occurrences, and locate the cause that links these matters. 
It is traditionally believed that thoughts are offspring of the mind, when actually, the opposite is true. Thought invented the mind, and exists within all vacuity. The energy of creation exists within the unfathomable void in all that is complete.
Life is portrayed in a circular form. Through the round eye; circular retina, Center of a tree, the cadence of a clock, the ripple of a pond. In the beginning, cognition appears out of mystery, and in the end, descends into mystery again; As the sun rises, and sets. The orbit of the nucleus within a cellular structure, mirrors the orbit of the planets . Time is the circle of life.
In the return of troy, Odysseus did not recognize his wife. He compares her to a flower, which grows old, and the petals wilt in the same way skin wrinkles. In the song of Orpheus, it is ultimately time that he is begging for. In the sacrifice of Iphigenia, Time is the sacrifice.
Thought is heavily impended by the limit on life imposed by time. Because,we do not (typically) define the terms of death: we place high value on loved people; We painstakingly realize that the condition of their existence is uncertain. Pressure to accomplish goals is prevalent in humanity because we are cognitively aware of the time imposed boundaries which we are allowed to operate under. Because time is an integral force which shapes both free will, and destiny; It is ultimately what compels our apprehension of existence.

The Mind Bridge.
Web. July 16th, 2012


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