Childhood memory: Thwarting destiny

 

When I was quite little (5-8 years old?), I became fascinated with the idea of destiny. If it was true that my life was destined, I wanted to see if I could escape this destiny. I did an experiment and walked down the hallway towards the bathroom, and half-way suddenly turned around to see if I could trick my destiny. Then I realized that if there is destiny, then doing what I just did must be part of my destiny and I couldn’t escape it.

This is probably a weird exploration for a little kid, but it does say something about my early interest in the existential things I have since explored and write about here. Fortunately, my interest in destiny, in particular, didn’t last much longer for me since it doesn’t seem a very fruitful thing to continue to explore.

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