- What is the meaning of fate, Mullah Nasruddin ?
- Assumptions, Mullah Nasruddin replied.
- In what way? the man asked again.
Mullah Nasruddin looked at him and said,
- You assume things are going to go well, and they don't - that you call bad luck.
You assume things are going to go badly and they don't - that you call good luck.
You assume that certain things are going to happen or not happen - and you so lack intuition that you don't know what is going to happen.
You assume that the future is unknown. When you are caught out - you call that Fate.