Discretion Or Free Will?
Free will is the ability to act on one’s own discretion, free of any external influences. It is, in other words, the ability to do something simply because you chose …show more content…
Once I have completed the tasks set for me by my parents, I feel as if I have a bit more control over the other aspects of my life like what I wear, who my friends are, what I eat or what I say. But I now know that this is simply a feeling. I do like the sense of being in control of my life and the ability to make decisions, however the insight gained in researching for this paper has led me to realize that my mind has made all the choices subconsciously, and I simply perform the necessary actions presented to me, thinking that I was the one deciding what to do. Another explanation could be that humans probably believe that we have free will because the process by which decisions are actually made is too complicated for us to understand and explain. That is what I have been thinking all my life up to this point.
The major take-away that I got from writing this paper is that objectively proving or disproving the existence and use of free will in humans is a very difficult task, and we may never find the answer. But, if we tell people that they do not have free will, their behavior will change for the worse. In light of all this, I would like to continue assuming that I am in control and responsible for the decisions made in my life, and I would like to encourage others to think likewise. This is because I would like to see the world change for the better, with more responsible and caring global