Webster defines fate as a a power thought to control all events and impossible to resist a persons destiny. This would imply that fate has an over whelming power over the mind. This thing called fate is able to control a person and that person has no ability to change it.
Its been proven time and time again that the human mind can over come any obstacle. An asset to the mind is a persons will. With the combination of a persons mind and their will to decide there own destiny this thing called fate can be over come.
Some people say that a persons fate is pre destined. That nothing they do in life is by accident and everything that you do has been decided by a higher power. If that were so than why would this being of higher intelligence waste his time on some that he planned out. He already knows how it going to turnout so why even blow centuries of time watching this boring play. I dont know about you but I someone tells me the ending to the movie then why waste time waiting for what you already know is going to happen.
Another popular opinion is that a persons will is stronger than that of any barrier put in his way. That this thing called fate is only an obstacle that can be over passed just by the implement of a persons mind. This breed of people believes that nothing can control all events and that the mind can resist all temptations if properly trained.
I myself have different theory. That yes there is a higher power that puts fate into play. He sits there and watches how his cine will play out. Unlike others I ask myself a question wouldnt a being of higher power want a little drama a little break from the norm. I believe that he gave us a thing called free will. The ability to put into play our own set of events. If I was a director and I didnt have to worry about time or money, I would like to see how my movie turned out if I wrote the beginning and let the actors decide the ending. Keeping in mind that I have the reserved power to change anything that went on in my play. I dont question that fate exists but I believe that it is possible for us to decide our own fate. The creator started something and he has a plan for the finish, he leaves the middle up to us. In my opinion this plans not called fate it called gods will.