Is destiny real? The debate as to whether our destinies are fixed or whether we truly have free will is one that has plagued philosophers and spiritual leaders for centuries. One school of thought believes that everything we do is predetermined by a higher force, while the other believes that we choose to act independently, irrespective of whether a higher force is involved or not. Are we creatures of destiny or are we responsible for our own actions? If we look closely, perhaps the two are not mutually exclusive.