I think the things that have happened to me in life, and the things that will happen to me in the future, are a result of things I’ve done, are currently doing, or will do later on. I don’t think there’s some unseen force or guiding hand manipulating my life. I’ve never believed in fate, destiny, kismet, karma, or any of that. I understand that for many people, the belief in something else or someone else having an effect or a say in how their life turns out is very comforting, but that doesn’t really work on me. I’d like to think that I’m where I’m at now, for good or for bad, because of me and only because of me, not because something I can’t see or touch made it happen.