I watched the film ‘Never let me go’ at the weekend and was struck at how the characters quietly accept their fate and got quite frustrated that they never tried something bold to change their futures. But then I realized that most of the time we all accept our fate and it’s only at pivotal moments do we step out of designated paths and really shake things up.
I suppose we do tend to get caught in a rut in life and accept our career or job or personal life, even settle for it. Then there are bigger things – living under a tough regime or a country in crisis, most people accept their way of life and only the few stand up to challenge it. Sometimes it’s to hard to change things when you’re just one person in a situation like that but on as smaller scale, in our own lives I think fear comes into play plus a lack of confidence. Sometimes we accept things because we don’t feel we deserve or can achieve anything else.
For me the film was a reminder that we face these challenges all the time in different ways and we can choose to go quietly and stay on the same course or we can really strive to make our lives the best they can be, be the people we want to be and make that future our own. Whilst I sometimes think things are meant to be, I also believe that sitting back ad leaving it all to fate isn’t a good idea. We need to have more control over our lives and believe that we deserve happiness and contentment however long or tough the battle to get there is.
“We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time” (from the movie)
Do you accept your fate?