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Some Thoughts on Free Will

Updated on September 30, 2015
  • What is free will, or freedom to choose, and how is it applied?

In determining what freedom, or what free will is, an application of the context should be determined. By nature, freedom exists outside of our physical laws; it is a concept of our will with an ability to desire a certain action.

  • If free will exists, where does it resonate from?

Since free will is not a physical entity, it is an intangible concept.

There are those who deny any free will for determinism.

  • Is it an imbecilic mindset to have the freedom to deny free will exists?

  • Is there a purpose for free will?

Firstly, there is a satisfaction in having the ability to perform a physical action such as the slam dunking a basketball, but the ability to perform the action can be taken away by the ability to drink excessive amounts of alcohol. An alcoholic is someone dependent on a particular substance, which is an addiction. Through continual misuse, a chemical dependency often leads to a physical barrier where slam dunking becomes a larger obstacle to overcome. The ability to do the action becomes more diminished to a complete failure to do so. The freedom to slam dunk is lost as a result; the consequences of breaking a natural “law” are the effect.

  • Are the politics and the economics of a country the result of adhering to, or breaking a certain "law"?

Secondly, when there is an ability to effect change, in reality, it manifests in the objective, physical reality. When consistencies with the expectations of certain environments are, or not met, the realization of the evidence prevails. A product may succeed and be realized by many, or be redundant to a few. The consistency of how influential the product is, falls into the actions of aligning with a greater certainty of realization.

Lastly, the realization of an action through free will is the freedom to work for, or against something. The decisions that are made, is the freedom to make a choice.

By popular, relative opinion, freedom is often defined as doing what you want as long as it does not hurt another person, but often does not include the “unborn,” because the “freedom to choose” would be in contention. The solution may be the realization that there is only one way to true freedom; all other routes will lead to a diminished result. Free will would be the ability the choose dignity over humiliation and see the manifestation of it.

In our natural universe, the structure of our subjective minds and physical bodies must adhere to certain “laws,” or an undesirable consequential effect will result. Staying in tune with the “law” is quite distinct from our own personal desires, or feelings, because the outcome of the "law" will not change regardless.

The concepts of good and evil come from interpreting the “law.” The free will and ability to choose one, or the other results in an action of doing right, or wrong.

The physical and subjective properties of free will interact with the nature of who we are, and the purpose our existence holds.

Do you believe we have free will?

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