The trouble with messing with fate is that it leaves a lot of loose ends, unanswered questions, and unintended consequences. It is sometimes not a matter of ability to alter fate as much as it is whether fate should be altered.

We have read enough literature as well as seen enough movies to comprehend that sometimes it’s well enough to let sleeping dogs lie and not attempt to mess with what is supposed to occur because the active and effective prevention of an unwanted consequence may lead to a more unacceptable predicament.

Only hindsight can provide us with an inkling as to whether the choices we have made are ultimately to our benefit. And this is the only time it may dawn on us that we should have left well enough alone.

(c) Niconica 2013

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