Free will and destiny - a false dichotomy

Most people think fate and free will are mutually exclusive arguments and believe in one or the other.

I like to see them as two interdependent sides of the same coin. Free will is our ability to make choices and take our own actions in any situation that fate brings us. If you accidentally fell in a river, that was fate, but whether you drown or survive is your free will.

Fate may play a role in the circumstances we find ourselves in, but has no role whatsoever in the choices we make. That is free will, and nothing else.