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Direction of our lives

11 Oct

Do we control the direction of our own lives or do forces outside of our control determine our destiny?


First, take two minutes to list every person, event, or place that has changed you in some way throughout your life.

Secondly, select one item on the list and write about how it has affected your life.

Third, what do you think? Do you have control or is it fate?

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39 Comments

Posted by on October 11, 2012 in AP, E4

 

39 responses to “Direction of our lives

  1. Migdalia

    October 11, 2012 at 9:55 am

    We control the direction of our lives because you can do anything you can set your mind to. Destiny can only happen sometimes. I have control because I do not think anything or anyone has control over what I want to do in life. Your parents can not stop you from doing what you want.

     
  2. Giovanny

    October 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I think that where your life heads is mostly based on the decisions you make.

     
  3. Demetria H

    October 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Both. We know what we have to do to make sure our lives go in the direction we want. Along the way there will be forces that would stop us, or make us go in another direction. NO force is too hard to overcome! You knw your direction in life so you should be able to get through that force and keep ya life moving.

     
  4. Kiranisha

    October 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I believe that both ourselves and also outsiders control our lives. I believe ourselves do because we make choices for ourselves and shouldn’t let people convince you to do anything. I think others do too because some people get influence off of things that others do and try to do it also.

     
  5. Tia Marie

    October 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

    My family, friends, teachers, boyfriend and God has affected my lives. My family has put all their power to help me do whatever i want. They allow me to have own oppinion and they go along with whatever decision i make. I believe that you have the opportunity to steer your own path for your life. I think that you can do whatever you want to do as long as God is on your side. Just because you come from a rough area, doesn’t mean that you can not get out of that area and go somewhere else to become someone with yourself. I’ve been through plent of problems, trouble, and pain but I won’t allow any of that to stop me from doing what i want in my life. Some people may influence others to not do what they want but i won’t allow anyone to stop me.

     
  6. John

    October 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

    A list of every person,event,or place that has changed me in some way throughout my life is in high school.
    Recently I made a choice that pretty much made me feel irresponsible.It made me unhappy and maybe that someone too.It made me want to talk to someone I can trust. What I learn from that day from talking to a good mentor is that I need to be patient and wait.In the mean time,I need to get ready when that day comes.It a long and hard road,but that’s life.
    Do I have control or is it fate?Thing’s happen for a reason.It has it up and down,but that won’t stop me from realizing what’s important here and now.I had control,but fate is a lot stronger then it is.

     
  7. Destiny

    October 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

    i think fourses outside of our control determines our destiny because god already knows what’s going to happen before it happens.
    my family, friends, places i’ve lived, sports i’ve played, and things i’ve done.
    my friends have affected my life by different things we’ve done and somethings we’ve said to each other.
    i think it is fate and god controls it.

     
  8. Asia

    October 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

    i think we do control the directions of our lives because our life will turn out good or bad based on our actions that weve made throughout our lives.

     
  9. lashawnh

    October 11, 2012 at 10:28 am

    yes we do control our direction of our life. we deside whitch way we want to go in life.we deside our future.

     
  10. Siera S.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 am

    My mom, my dad, coming to Louisiana, and Kyle.
    Kyle has affected my life by teaching me that I should never change the person i am for anyone because they will most likely not change for me. I believe it was fate. i don;t think you can control you life unless you really try to.

     
  11. RoshonR

    October 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

    My life is going in a outstanding direction so far. Im enlisted in the Army and taking Dental assistant classes. My life is going to go in the direction of me being a dental assistant in the military.

     
  12. Daniel B

    October 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Hurricane Katrina was one event that affected my life. It forced our family to leave, and go somewhere where we’ve never been before. We moved to Texas for a few months, then moved to Atlanta for three years. Through the course of those years, i met new people, new family members, and had many experiences that i would never have had if Hurricane Katrina never came. It wasn’t necessarily fate, but an act or choice of God.

     
  13. carlonda

    October 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

    everyone controls their own destiny you have the power to decide where your future goes

     
  14. Alvinique

    October 11, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Once something bad happened to me, a friend did me wrong. That was the day I really learned that everybody not loyal and that I can’t trust everybody. After that day I started being on my own and not count on everyone, and I kept my circle small. I guess it was fate, because how it happened, it was time for me to stop depending on everyone else, and just depend on me.

     
  15. Mike N

    October 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Sometimes we do. Sometimes we dont always get a good deck of cards. & we are forced to play our hand like its delt

     
  16. Juwan

    October 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

    A person who changed my life is Chanc Lyons my uncle. He taught me everybody is not your friend and they dont really care for you how your family does.He always tells me dont trust these so called friends when you really need them they not their only you family is.

     
  17. Bryce C.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I think the most crucial change in my life was caused by me joining Omgafoo. These guys have taught me a lot and they still continue to this day. One of the best things they did for me was helping me get away from the crowd I was with at the time and keeping me out of trouble. I think it was both fate and a wise choice from myself to join them. Omgafoo is Original Music Group All From Opposite Origins.

     
  18. Jennifer G

    October 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Moving to Louisiana changed my life, I learned a lot of things once I moved down here. I learned some slangs I never heard of. I met people who made me and broke me.

    I have control of my life and decisions, I can determine my future and no one can control me.

     
  19. Ty'keyah

    October 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Personally, I think we control the direction of our own lives. It is up to us/our chose to choose the right or wrong paths for our life. I feel like if you make good decisions, good things will happen in your favor. When you make bad decisions, bad things will start to happen to you. So i think we choose our own directions of our lives.

     
  20. Julian G.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I think that for the most part the direction of your life is dependent on you and only you. There is luck to be factored in, but anyone can push through any cicumstance that life throws at you if you are perseverant and determined to get wherever you want to go in life.

     
  21. Malik the Great

    October 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    In addition to my earlier comment, i would like to say that for it was Nicki Minaj who chose her own destiny and thats why she is a celebrity. In contrast to Nicole Richie who’s celebrity lifestyle was already chosen thanks to her father’s limelight.

     
  22. andrew d.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    i think that we can control our own destiny and that we choose how we live our lives.

     
  23. Bailey

    October 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I believe that we are ultimately in control of our own life and of our destiny. Although, there are some outside forces that can hinder or totally destroy the way you planned your life out to be. For example, if you are diagnosed with a life threatening disease that alters your life in a major way it can prevent you from doing the things you wanted to do in life, which is not your fault.

     
  24. Richan M.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    We control our destiny. The decisions you make effect the outcome of a lot of things. You have to live and learn. If you make a bad decision that is you choosing your destiny.

     
  25. halie m pd4

    October 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    My basketball coach changed my life. First, i didnt care about basketball, and i thought it couldnt get me far in life. Now i am working so hard to get into school using basketball. I control my future because of the way i work. My coach changed my mind, not my body. i have to push my self to the maximum.he doesnt work out for me.

     
  26. AHLAM A PD4

    October 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    People that have affected my life are my parents, my family in general, my friends, teachers, classmates, and most importantly my mistakes.Although all of these people have impacted/affected me in a certain way, my mistakes have affected me the most because I learn from them. I can do things again and again until I perfect them myself. I think that we can control our lives but at the same time so does fate. Noone really knows why the future has to offer for us.

     
  27. Victoria

    October 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    A person, place, and event that has affected my life has been my parents, my friends, high school, school in general, my environment, the community I was raised in, and the people I choose to surround my myself with.

    I think that the one place that has affected me the most is high school. In high school was where I found the true person I will be for the rest of my life. I chose myself without the influence of others the people I want to hang out with and the choices I choose to live with for the rest of my life. I feel like in high school I go through the most obstacles and it has formed me as the person I am today. That is why I think high school has affected me the most.

     
  28. Victoria

    October 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    A person, place, and event that has affected my life has been my parents, my friends, high school, school in general, my environment, the community I was raised in, and the people I choose to surround my myself with.

    I think that the one place that has affected me the most is high school. In high school was where I found the true person I will be for the rest of my life. I chose myself without the influence of others the people I want to hang out with and the choices I choose to live with for the rest of my life. I feel like in high school I go through the most obstacles and it has formed me as the person I am today. That is why I think high school has affected me the most

     
  29. kristiana

    October 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    my grandmother died in my arms when i was 9 but 3 months before that i was raped then my little brother was born. i was only 9 at the time there was no reason for my life to have happened that way it was never karma because i had no knowledge of what right and wrong was so i came to the conclusion that someone is controlling my life because if i was in control of my life the those things would have not happen i would have never went o foster care 2 months later if i had control but i don’t god is seer of good and evil and he does things to you for a reason what he did to me made me strong but i lost out on a childhood i had to grow up to fast and not im more mature then i should be i lived live not in the way a child should have. god purpose has been done now all i have to do is keep going.

     
  30. Mallorie F

    October 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I believe we control our own destiny. My parents aren’t always there for me. I am my own parent most of the time. In my situation, my father left me with my mom when I was very young. Most people believe that if there aren’t two parents, the child will grow up corrupt. I do not believe this. I chose to be the best I can be in school and I learned how to provide for myself.

     
  31. jazzy

    October 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    i don’t think we control the direction of our life i feel that its a higher being that has control over everyone’s life

     
  32. I'Naetra

    October 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Sometimes we do control out lives. By we make our own decisions.

     
  33. dacia

    October 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    we have complete control over our lives. no one can make us do something we dont want to do. every decision made is up to the person. Theres nothing in the wind that affects peoples choices.

     
  34. Jameka.P

    October 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    We do control the directions of our own lives. It just sometimes we let others force our direction out of control.

     
  35. Francisco

    October 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    we control the direction of our own lives, because we control our own actions and some actions led to different kind of life.

     
  36. michael. w

    October 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    yes we do control the direction of our life, we could do anything if we put our minds to it and if we keep our mind stood striaght we could have whatever direction you wont.. good are bad.

     
  37. Darius R

    October 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    To me people control their own life they just give up to fast and blame other people. The things you do in life determine how you turn out

     
  38. Keia Taylor

    October 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t think we control the direction of our lives. The force beyond our control does, God. He has already planned what we’re meant to do.

     
  39. Dakota

    October 12, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I strongly believe that only you have control of the direction and destiny of your life. However, the people in your life do effect the most important decisions in the direction of your life and the destiny of your life.

     

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