Recently, at Wild Celtic, me and her started a minor discussion on free will in the comments. I think I mentioned this yesterday, but because I'm a repetitive asshole, and because she did a follow-up post on the thing, I figure, I might as well. So.
See, I am not of the opinion that everything we do is predetermined, as in, written in a book, set in stone, etc. There are choices. There are always choices. What I'm saying, is that all actions have consequences. Not one, but many. There are variables, it's like middle school math, the tree thing. Five red marbles times six blue marbles times three yellow marbles, how many combinations can you? That.
See, because every action influences your way of thinking, your opinions, your personality. This will affect your handling of future situations, going back to the first influencing action of your life, that you remember, or not. When you came home from the hospital, did your parents stay with you, or did they get their parents to watch you while they went out? Were you born on the fifth or the sixth? Did you ever swallow a bug while riding your bike? This is the shit that, though innocuous now, will make you weary of repeats in the future, or not.
Your thoughts, therefore, are also somewhat pre-determined. The actions will influence the point of view, will influence future thoughts, will influence actions, et cetera. You are, in a way, trapped by your own memory.
Okay. Carry on.
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