The first example is after finishing high school I decided to go to college to pursue my career goals. Although most people would consider it a normal thing to do, for me it was a big decision to make. For the first time in my life I was the one who had to decide whether I should go to college or do something else with my life. My choice was to go to continue my education by going to college and I consider this decision as free because nobody forced me to do so. After reflecting on the subject before and after reading some articles on free will, I realize that it was not really a free will decisio...
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...k 4 or 5 days a week, my decision is always based on the strongest motive. When I am on break/vacation from school I work five days a week, in this situation the strongest motive is I will make more money if I work 5 days rather than 4 days. When I have school I work 4 days, in that case the strongest motive is that if I work 4 days I will have more time to study. Even though nobody force me to choose to work 4 or 5 days, I cannot say that I acted freely because there was causes. I decide to work 4 or 5 days base on school which means I am not acting freely.
In conclusion, I do not believe that we have free will. Everything we do, every decision we make is caused. We make decisions that will benefit us. If we me the wrong decisions in life we pay for the consequences. Everything we see, our experience, a past memory affect greatly our decisions in life.
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