Some believe that fate is their guide. They accept the good and bad as being given to them. Others believe that we only get what we deserve from their thoughts and their actions. As with most things I reference, I believe there is a continuum of learned position for us to consider and proceed with from our beliefs and our afterthoughts.
Predetermined or determined by us. Bad things happen to good people that have done all the right things. Good things will happen to people having done nothing. Nature prevails in our lives, it would be near impossible to hold ourselves precisely accountable or unaccountable for our lived outcomes in the course of nature.
Learning and depth of learning comes from accurately interpreting our experiences as cause and effect with mindfulness of destiny to set a better course to be applied. One step at a time and in balance of nature to accept the good and the bad for the purpose of learning toward your purpose. Wisdom and genius are earned by the accountable, accepting and most curious learners.
“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the street.” — Stephen Hawking —