- Hook: A story or quote that grabs the reader’s attention and introduces the topic of the essay.
- Background information: Provide some information about the concept of destiny and how it is often perceived.
- Thesis statement: State the main argument of the essay, which is that every choice we make is a step toward our destiny.
- The Power of Choice
- Explanation of the power and importance of choice in shaping one’s destiny.
- Evidence or examples supporting this idea, such as successful individuals who have made important choices leading them to their current positions.
III. Concept of Destiny in India: Karma and Choices
- Introduction to the Indian philosophical concept of karma and its relation to destiny.
- Analysis of how the belief in karma can impact people’s perception of choice and destiny.
- Discussion on the contrasting viewpoint emphasizing the power of human choice in Indian stories and myths.
- Case Study: Choices and Destiny in Indian Context
- In-depth analysis of the Mahabharata, focusing on the choices made by the Pandavas and Kauravas that determined the outcome of the war.
- Exploration of Mahatma Gandhi’s life choices and their impact on his destiny and the destiny of India.
- Case Study: Choices and Destiny in a Global Context
- Introduction to the global context.
- Historical example: Choices made by leaders during key moments in world history, such as Winston Churchill during WWII, shaping the destiny of nations.
- Current example: Choices made by influential individuals like Elon Musk or Sundar Pichai, impacting the trajectory of global technology.
- The Impact of Collective Choices
- Explanation of how collective choices of communities, nations, and humanity as a whole shape our collective destiny.
- Examples of collective choices that have led to significant events or changes, like the choices leading to the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
VII. The Consequence of Our Choices
- Discuss the consequences, both positive and negative, of our choices.
- Analysis of how poor or misguided choices can lead to undesirable outcomes, with examples from recent events.
- Summarization and reiteration of the key points discussed in the essay.
- Reflection on the power of individual and collective choices in shaping our destinies.
- Final thoughts on how understanding the impact of our choices can empower us to make better decisions in the future.