I don't mean to rant, but fatalism is one of the few things in life that really bothers me. The concept doesn't bother me nearly as much as how people use it as an excuse. Believing in fate isn't necessarily bad, but by saying that everything is already predestined and therefore impossible to fight against, you can lose meaning in your life. The total resignation of purpose can destroy your drive and pride in your accomplishments.

If you do believe that everything is already planned, at least try to have some fun and try the things you don't believe that you were destined to do. After all, they very well could be a part of your destiny. Experiment!