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Composer, author and philanthropist Peter Buffett on finding your own path to life fulfillment.

A Wyrd Story

Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is an Emmy Award-winning composer, NY Times best-selling author and noted philanthropist. Currently, he is releasing socially-conscious music and touring his "Concert & Conversation" series in support of his book Life Is What You Make It.  

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Recently, a friend asked if I believed in fate, and I said that I wasn’t sure. And that as my life progressed and things got seemingly more weird (in a good way) I thought that maybe I did believe in a sort of fatewith the caveat that our choices most definitely matter. It was then that my friend pointed out the etymology of the word “weird,” which is where things got, well, weird.

He prefers to stay anonymous, but doesn’t mind me saying that he’s immersing himself in Anglo-Saxon shamanism ... which is pretty surprising to hear. I had never considered that the Northern Europeans had shamanic practices, but of course they did! Here’s his take on the idea of fate, and I thought it was worth posting:

What do you think? Do you feel called by a unique destiny? Do you feel that somethingthe real "you"— is pushing through the complexity of this lifetime to express something unique and powerful? What’s your story? 

What do you think? Share your story at changeourstory.com. Visit www.peterbuffett.com to learn more and Change Our Story to join the conversation on how we all can become active participants in shaping our future.  

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