On CBS'S 60 minutes Sunday night, Bob Dylan was interviewed by Ed Bradley. When asked why he keeps touring, Bob was straightforward. "I'm keeping up my end of the bargain." He explained that he felt that he knew his destiny was chosen for him, he accepted, and he had to fulfill his "deal" with the chief commander(God).
Most of us don't have quite as clear a message of our purpose in life but we, in some sense, have to keep up our end of the bargain. We have been given life, and with it a destiny. I'm not saying that it is the same for everyone, or that it is good for everyone. But if it is good, if it has some goodness in it, we have to accept it. Bob's destiny was to be Bob Dylan. Bob chose to be Bob, can each of us say that we have chosen to be what we have become? Fate can alter the path, or shorten it. The end is always the same.