Our destiny is plan"ed”. Myth or rational?"As you sow so shall you reap"
In the simplest form this means that you are the result of your own actions. Going ahead, your future would also depend on what you do now.
We may have different interpretations of the above based on our experiences and belief system and accordingly one can deny or accept this as a myth or rational. For an instance, a student devotedly prepares for various competitive exams but in the end not able to clear one. There are different perspectives here. One is that others may have an edge which can be said to be a rational assessment and secondly, this student may have destined for something else which can deliberately be more on spiritual side.
We got another perspective which believes in the combination of both and which says that one only can control his actions, but the results or the outcomes are controlled by someone else. During one's lifetime, numerous things happen, and we keep on wondering on about how come that those became evident and at the same time unable to relate and we may then bound to believe in the existence of some superpower which takes control of these that we only can experience but cannot be proved.
However, we are left with the only choice to keep on trying on what we can do best and leave the rest because we will never know on about how and when the implications of our own actions will come back to us. May be this is what the destiny is all about and is for sure is not a myth.
(This is my entry for the TOW contest – "Plan")