The Values And Values Of Free Will Essay

1341 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
Growing up, I was instilled with many morals and values. I was raised to treat others with respect and kindness, to always try my best, and to do what makes me happy. I was also raised in a Christian home all my life. This, as you might expect, set most of the “Who am I?” into place for my life as well as my parent’s guidance. With this being said, we also all eventually grow up and adopt our own views on living. I have never strayed far from what I was brought up as, though. However, over the years I have developed my own sense of self and beliefs on aspects such as the meaning of life, death, and how I should treat others. Life is not something we chose to experience. Life simply happens. What we choose to do with it is up to us. For this matter, I believe we are all given free will. Free will is the freedom to make our own choices, good or bad, beneficial or damaging, and safe or risky. If you choose to do something bad and harmful, you choose to surround yourself with things of the same quality. If you go through life doing good and lovely things, you will see that life will reward you back. It is true that you reap what you sow. For example, say someone goes out and commits a murder. This person will eventually get caught and spend the rest of their life in prison because of the bad decision they chose to make. Another example would be the “pay it forward” movement. Say you are in line at a Starbucks and when you get up to the window to pay, they tell you someone else…

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