Free Will Is An Illusion

Our "Choices" are Already Predetermined

Maxwell Jordan

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What choice did you have

To be the person you are?

None! Life's such a bitch

"Take a moment to think about the context in which your next decision will occur: You did not pick your parents or the time and place of your birth. You didn't choose your gender or most of your life experiences. You had no control whatsoever over your genome or the development of your brain. And now, your brain is making choices on the basis of preferences and beliefs that have been hammered into it over a lifetime — by your genes, your physical development since the moment you were conceived, and the interactions you have had with other people, events, and ideas. Where is the freedom in this? Yes, you are free to do what you want even now. But where did your desires come from?"― Sam Harris, Free Will

Melanie J.

So I have been having enthralling conversations with friends of mine about the subject of free will and fate.

They are in the school of thought that people have a "choice."

They believe people can choose to be and do what they want.

I am in the school of thought that people are what they are and have no choice but to be anything more than what they…

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Maxwell Jordan

I refuse to allow the perceivably insuperable legions of negative people in life to tear me down. I'll not be defeated by life, life will be defeated by me.