But there's a moment in the middle of the book, where it appears destiny has a plan, the lives of the characters are a story (ironic?), and it's about some, and the others are only supporting roles.
So the question becomes one of destiny- is it set, do you make it? I always consider it a moot question. I act as if it is something I create. If I'm right, more power to me (literally). If I'm wrong, then that's my destiny.