Last week, someone asked me if I believed in fate. I didn't have a succinct answer at the time, but now I do.
I don't believe in fate. Fate seems reductive to me. A little boring, actually. But I do believe that the universe wants us to be wildly successfully and works to set things in motion in that direction. Similar to fate, but a little more fun and requiring more participation on our part.
That's what I believe.