Destiny brings you to people and situations. It is your character that decides what you make of it.
I like that idea because whether we believe in fate or not, whether it’s real or not, we’re left with the end result being in our own hands. In that case we’ll work to accomplish our goals and either it will pay off, (if we control our fate), or we’ll be doing good behaviours that improve ourselves and hopefully the world around us, even if we didn’t need to.
There’s no downside to trying to be our best self.