I like to play both sides… that way even if I lose, I kinda sorta win. This is why I tend to embrace both fate and randomness. If you are a student of both, anything weird that happens can be explained using either schools of thought and outlook. NOt that anyone really wants to hear that a broken leg was all because of fate… or randomness.
Randomness, to me, makes you feel more like an innocent victim. Something bad happened…but it was a random act. No pre-meditation. Fate tells me that if something bad happened to me, it was already written somewhere that it would happen.
Either way, the only way to deal with it, is to deal with it.
I think there should be a third school of thought to deal with dealing with it… but I’ll leave that for another time.