“There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.” ― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
Destiny most probably, just as the phrase “everything happens for a reason” is thrown around quite a bit, especially after something unfortunate happens.“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” but―William Shakespeare said. While we have no real reason to suspect that there is a sense of reason to life’s events, we tell ourselves that certain events if not all of them are fated to fall into place in precisely the way in which they do. Though the idea of destiny gives us comfort and helps us to pick ourselves back up after a disaster or hurtful life event . Isn’t it so? but I believe still its hard to believe as Empirical proof helps us validate what we should and shouldn’t believe, but sometimes cold hard facts just aren’t available. Even when we don’t have solid proof, however, humans still tend to extend their sense of belief to certain phenomenon. From things we could never see with the human eye to life forms that have yet to be verified
“Insight is not a light-bulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.”
― Malcolm Gladwell,Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Call it a gut feeling, or intuition,we someway believe that sometimes a sixth sense provides us silent guidance.The question of the reliability of intuitions has philosophical relevance, because many philosophers think that they can use intuitions generated by thought experiments to justify conclusions about the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and morality. Intuition can tell us when to distrust someone, why to avoid a certain street,why not to make a particular deal or steer us in any number of directions etc or who is the soul mate, whether to go or stay, should be giving chances to the loved one to change some of the most irritable habit you font approve .AND with seemingly no logical explanations, our intuition helps us make decisions with confidence and allows us feel like we are making a decision based on a trusted power that is bigger than ourselves. We give intuitions the credit for showing us which way to go when we hit a fork in the road. The intuitions produced by thought experiments are not evidence at all, as usually you hear from people,but still they regard intuitions as true but skeptical.In an article I read and I want to share here to strengthen the underlying concept that I chose to focus on intuition in my answer… Intuition cannot be trusted in the absence of stable regularities in the environment. There are, however, domains where real expertise is possible, for example in chess where knowledge of regularities is available and acquired by large amounts of practice, so that expert intuitions can sometimes be taken seriously.“intuition is always right in at least two important ways;
It is always in response to something.
It always has your best interest at heart.
― Gavin de Becker,The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence