07 October 2009

comments for 'free will'.

i don't usually repost comments left under my blog entries, but after reading these two from my free will post, I felt compelled, as they spoke volumes.

"The only thing we really have is free will. The will to think and do as we
please. The fact is that, that will is governed by experiences, preferences and moral values. That is our gift from God or whomever you believe. The
consequences of those choices and the thought and expectations of those
consequences heavily influence our free will. Integrity is what is lacking
now-a-days. The ability to maintain your moral values in the face of adversity. What is the sense of having or exercising free will with no integrity? Once you have to exercise free will with integrity you stand a true test. I think you are doing pretty frikkin well though lol."


"Free will is also controlled by fear and motivation. You have the will
to change whatever it is that you want to; your actions, your situation etc. But are u afraid of the outcome or consequences that change will bring about? You don't know what the outcome will be. You rather remain in the comfort of the "known" than slip into the unknown. Why would you be motivated to exercise free will if you don't know whether your actions will affect your life positively or negatively? So you continue to live the same way even though you might want to change some things about your life. You might not like some of the things that you do but at least you know what the consequences of your actions are because you have dealt with them before. I believe that free will exist in every situation. It is a wonderful gift that allows us to succeed and fail so that we may learn and progress."

Good Stuff.

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