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You guys have a lot of potential but there are no guarantees of success This season is like an open book and you guys must write the pages said our soccer coach Mr Ziminski during pre-season These few words inspired my fellow teammates and I to work at new and even higher level to achieve our goal of a successful season We believed in our coachs words we controlled our own destiny the only way we can achieve our goal of a successful season would be to work extremely hard before the actual season startsIn contradictory to the beliefs of my teammates and I in the novel Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut Billy Pilgrim the main character in the novel is lead to believe that there is no open book an individuals destiny remains predetermined and unchangeable Upon speaking to the Tralfamadorians aliens from another planet they explain to Billy that his constant time trippingmoving back and forth throughout time instantaneously should not matter to him since his life is already predetermined Why does it matter that you live your life in chronological order According to the view point of the Tralfmadorians the same exact things are going to happen an idea that is indeed biased Based on the fact that Tralfamadorians cannot understand the human concept of time they have the ability to pick and choose when they want to live each moment of their lives unlike humans especially Billy Pilgrim who has no control of his unpredictable time trippings Furthermore the Tralfamadorians belief that life is predetermined has caused them to concentrate on the good things in life and forget about the bad which has lead them to become very un-sentimental life forms They constantly use the phrase so it goes for everything that goes wrong including such emotion evoking things like deaths They show no remorse or sorrow because of the fact that they can just jump to a happier point
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