Free Will Is An Illusion


Humans believe that they make conscious choices as they live their lives. Everyone thinks that they make their own choice when life presents them with options.

But do we really make a ‘FREE’ choice? Or do we just end up choosing something we are programmed to choose?

I can theorize this in more than one way. But today, I will choose to do that in one particular manner, keeping the other methods for future. But is it really me who is making the choice?

Or did certain events happened to take place just before I was about to write something and changed the course of my thought, leading me to write whatever I will write hereafter?

If we consider time as an infinite loop, it means that all the past, present and future exist at the same time.

Given that, your future has already happened in this particular timeline and w=you have already made a choice which has led you to that future and beyond.

So, when in your timeline, your actual reality, you come across that particular choice, you will again make the same choice irrespective of all the options you’ll have at your disposal.

My earlier post, “Changing The Future” also explains how future has already happened and we are just following the already set path.

Our brain tricks us into believing that it made a free choice from the available options after the decision is made.

Free will is just a figment of our imagination. No one has it. No one ever will.

It’s like, how you give children certain options to choose from which are basically all just those options that are easier and comfortable for you. So, the child thinks that he made a free choice when all he did was, he chose something out of the options that you chose for him.

P.S. Free Will is a lie! An Illusion!

Categories: science

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  1. My x had free will. He made a conscious choice to cheat on our vows and our marriage which caused me incredible pain and he did not care. All he cared about was himself. I told him he had free will but there would be consequences-I would not stay married to someone who abdicates a 28 yr marriage and abandons me. Free will. His choice/decision to unilaterally destroy a family is unforgivable.

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  2. I agree with you on a Newtonian level, but I think you are ignoring quantum events, which render “causality” moot. If you have solved GUT, the Grand Unifying Theory, please let us know. Or don’t. Your choice.

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  3. This is what I work to teach my Sociology students who come in my class thinking that people are free to make choices and in those choices are responsible for themselves. I pray to God that they leave my class knowing that even in a democracy, norms and values and expectations and the structure of society, its injustice and inequality, and its hatreds and love, prevent us from being completely free.

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  4. A thought provoking subject, but an in-depth details and solid arguments in support of your notion would do the readers good. Though biology and culture regulates our lives, but we can still exercise free will and take control of our lives by directing our psychic energy in line with our own intentions.

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  5. But we must ‘know’ conditional love to understand unconditional love. We must then use the controls of that conditional love…to know and understand the freedom of unconditional love ❤️ 🙏🏼 🦋

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  6. This was extremely interesting to think about. However, I do believe in free will. There are experiences that provoke people to make a choice, but I don’t believe that there was no choice there to be made. We can say that every person’s life is planned, however there is no actual evidence that can truly prove that. People only make similar choices because there have been similar outcomes. For example, if you kill somebody, the outcome will most likely mean that you will go to prison. That is why people usually choose not to kill. However, the choice is still there, whether you have been angered to the point of killing or not. Law prevents us from getting away with the choices we have made, but it can’t fully prevent people from making the choice.

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  7. I believe in causal determinism but I also believe it to be compatible with free will in a noncontradictory way. Yes, free will is an illusion but it serves a purpose on human emotions. Even though I feel our lives are determined, we are given the ability to sugar coat it with the illusion of free will so we aren’t living mundane lives.

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      • But it is needless when it has already been stated.
        “I can theorize this in more than one way. But today, I will choose to do that in one particular manner, keeping the other methods for future. But is it really me who is making the choice?

        Or did certain events happened to take place just before I was about to write something and changed the course of my thought, leading me to write whatever I will write hereafter”?

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      • The one particular manner left holes in reasoning that I wanted to figure out. I don’t know if they will be covered in the next time so I had to set my confusion straight. That’s literally all I was doing

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      • What particular manner left a hole in the reasoning?
        You should have asked the right question instead of questioning something that has already been stated.

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  8. I have read Sam Harris’ book on Free Will, and I did find it convincing to an extent. Are you aware of any recent studies on the issue of free will, I would like to know more on the topic.

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