Kismet or Karma
Fate or Free will. Kismet is fate. Karma is how your actions set in motion a cycle of cause and effect.
I have a hard time with fate. Then why agonize over decisions if it is already fated?
I choose Karma. I want to weigh the decisions I make and know that I am responsible for the events that follow. I also believe that humans need something more to believe in. A moral compass to guide them. Many people ignore laws because they don’t see how they apply to them but with Karma everything you do has a direct impact on you. You, the most important person in your world. People pay a little more attention when they know that it will somehow affect them. If the threat of Karma coming back to you in a bad way keeps someone from hurting others that is wonderful.
Karma, in the common usage, also has a little more immediacy than waiting until your dead with the potential of Hell for eternity. I think the fact that you could suffer now gives it a little more weight in day to day decisions.
Spread some good Karma today; even if you believe in Kismet.