Someone here Posted August 19, 2022 Share Posted August 19, 2022 @PhilI need some help understanding something . I know we had this conversation about free will numerous times in the past but I just can't get it out of my head. The more I think about it ..the more its obvious to me that I'm not in control of my life . I wanna discuss the concept of free will and choice. Do we have free will ? I'm not gonna start citing the scientific studies that were done in the last century that shows that the brain takes a decision 10 millisecond before your conscious decision. So for example..I decided to take a cigarette..putting it into my mouth and smoke .what happened here ?the brain decides before I have the thought of smoking and then it appears that I made the decision consciously .while in fact it was completely inevitable. Let's try this simple experiment: Get a piece of paper and pen, and write down the first movie that comes to mind, no deliberation. Notice how the content of whatever movie it was, was completely unanticipated and random? It just happened, perhaps it was related to a recent memory, or experience you had today. Notice how that was also out of control. Now extend the realization of this experience of happening, of thinking of a movie, to your entire existence. Free will ain't there. It's all just pure happening. Any insights on the subject appreciated 🙏. Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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