“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” –William Shakespeare
First of all, I don’t believe in stars. Don’t get me wrong. I believe that they exist, but I don’t believe that they have something to do with our failures and successes. However, I believe that the stars are adornment to the sky and guidance to the travelers at night.
The stars have nothing to do with our successes and failures. There’s no fault in the stars. They’re created perfect and meant for a different purpose. They’re not connected to man’s glory and downfall. They exist to glitter, shine, gleam and beautify the earth. Some people have mistakenly taken the stars as the divine plan. They’re not the same. I believe in predestination. I believe that we’re all living according to a divine plan. Predestination is always perfect. It’s void of error. However, man is given the freedom to choose between good and evil (to pursue his own endeavor whether good or bad).
Sometimes there are some situations that one has to decide and choose what’s best for oneself and I think that’s what Shakespeare is trying to say.That most times, the blame is on us and not on the divine plan. The freedom of choice given to man is what makes man different from other creatures. No one is responsible for our woes and failures, but ourselves. Predestination sometimes is not responsible for our decisions. The idea of “whatever will be, will be” should not stop us from struggling to be better or to not choose the best for oneself. If we decide to choose the wrong path, then the fault is in ourselves and not in the divine plan. And yes, sometimes we find ourselves in a situation that we don’t want. But according to the divine plan, it’s for the good. Pray and work hard for the best. No one is to be blamed for your woes except yourself.
-MOAB © 2014