People often refer to fate and fated events as if the circumstances unfolding in order to result in said fated manner are insignificant and thus not fated themselves. Take for example, one of the most commonly used sympathies and/or justifications (when referring to oneself): “It doesn’t matter what you did. It was meant to happen.”

Talking in fate’s defense, or playing devil’s advocate if you will, if fate exists, then how is it that the in-between events are interchangeable when playing out the hypotheticals of the “what ifs”? If fate is being considered a constant and an affirmation of one’s belief system, then isn’t every moment fated, thus invalidating the above commonly used statement?