From The Matrix - When Neo is talking with The Oracle, The Oracle says...
"But, you don't believe in all this fate crap, You're in control of your own life... Remember...?" (in the end he was in control, he just didn't believe it at the time)
Great post... I think it helps those who haven't experienced what we are discussing to "see" examples, then to make those connections in their own life... So, Thanks for that.
p.s. - If you look at my web page
, (depending on your monitor resolution settings) you'll see the Chinese influence, there's no dragons but two little Chinese huts (the image may be a bit large at the moment)