what's the difference between fate and destiny what's the difference between fate and destiny
Oct 20, 2012 1:16 AM
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DESTINY and FATE have the same meaning as the follwing : 1. something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind. 2. that which is inevitably predetermined: Death is our ineluctable fate/destiny 3. to predetermine, as by the decree of fate; destine (used in the passive): a person who was fated / destined to be the savior of the country 4. the Fates / destinies , Classical Mythology . the three goddesses of destiny, known to the Greeks as the Moerae and to the Romans as the Parcae. *********************************************************************************************** They are however different in these meanings : FATE : 1. death, destruction, or ruin. DESTINY 1. the power or agency that determines the course of events. 2. ( initial capital letter ) this power personified or represented as a goddess. *********************************************************************************************** Whereas, Fate is used to mean death, destruction or ruin, Destiny is not. At the same time, usually, Destiny is used to mean a superior power or agency that determines your fate. ***********************************************************************************************
October 20, 2012
fate和destiny基本没有区别,但如果细挖掘,也可以把他们解释成有区别的。fate强调过程和过去,destiny强调未来的结果已经是注定的。 举个例子,做个假设,你在过去10年间,经历了种种蹉跎,你现在回头一看,说“人生如戏啊。。。这10年来我如果怎么怎么样,早就怎么怎么样了。然而我却选错了路,这就是FATE啊。。。” 另一个例子,你虽然是个平头百姓,但某一天突然斗志昂扬,说“我就是当政治家的料!政治家就是我的destiny!” 能明白这个区别了吧? 自由的命运本来就不合适,命运就是注定的意思,怎么会用自由来形容,不是一个层面的东西。 如果你想表示“我注定是要过着自由的生活的”这类意思可以用I'm destined to be free.
October 20, 2012
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