Would I still have to deal with the uncontrollable things in life - my DNA, the weather, and decisions made by others?
I am skeptical of the idea of free will because our freedom to will is so limited.
I am under six feet tall. Even if I will to be an NBA star, does it matter?
I doubt free will.
I do not like the concept of fate, either. I reject the idea that my life is guided by some force or that it has been determined ahead of time.
How can anyone prove their fate, anyway?
We are handed a number of characteristics and circumstances. We play the cards we are dealt. Not everyone gets a chance at a royal flush.
We are free to imagine things being better, but our choices are as limited as the people we are. We can work on freeing ourselves of limitations but in doing so, our will really is not free.
We are free to make what for most are easy decisions - pay the rent, don't commit a crime - but when the decisions get tougher, we are reminded we are not free to disregard consequences.
Nothing is really free. Fate is only understood in hindsight where it can be explained but not proven.