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Chapter 8. Design Your Life > Fate or Freedom: Which Do You Choose? - Pg. 91

91 Chapter 8. Design Your Life "The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgment should always be placed foremost, not the acquisition of specialized knowledge." --Albert Einstein Fate or Freedom: Which Do You Choose? Many people talk about their lives as if the events in them were pre-determined, as if some force in the universe had issued a timeless decree by which the order of all things (including their lives) was prescribed and all events controlled by inevitable necessity. If you think about your life as a pre- determined product of forces over which you have no control, then you lose any chance of controlling your life. The Very Idea of Freedom