Monday Moaning: Determined Choices
Last time, that be 2 weeks ago now I started about whether or not we had free will or not. The reason I was absent pretty much was me standing still, smelling the roses while time had me in its grasp and kept on moving.
What happened may not be that important other than that it had me react in a certain way that in itself created reaction around me. Friction due to my uncontrollable urge to react and become a monster to those who love me.
Let that be a reason I started thinking even more whether or not we have free will and if we do, how many of it is a real choice.
This is all maybe far fetched, but I do think there may be a little room for a self made choice yet time and actions will dictate our ways.
So my reaction was to stand still and recreate some sort of other dimension in life, one without Internet. Yes it is the first thing I discard when in situation that needs all my attention. Life is funny as things happen that are not your doing or you did not make happen. A car hitting a little girl, one could go in-depth whether or not her choice of being there was right or the driver pretty sure made a mistake of drinking and driving. Either suggests that we have choices.
But what choice that I have in that matter? When let us say it is our niece, mother or sister?
That moment life is dictating what is happening without asking or needing your choice, Actions and reactions created by others. In that very moment we do have to make a choice. It will determine our reactions and further actions.
Suggesting that we may have a choice but everything might be come dictated and programmed.
Looking beyond choice or will there could be a third party interfering. A emotion like anger that does the thinking for you. Showing a mindset to others you have no control over at first. How much of that is the same like everyone else’s. It almost looks like a program written in our core.
And if a primitive emotion like anger can do so, we can say love does to.
Now there is more, where free will becomes questionable. Specially when we look at our way we act upon commercials and trends. They pretty much make our choices for us whether we like it or not. It obviously that we are can be subjected to some crazy programming of pre-determined choices that are not our own.
That is the third question really. How many of our choices are truly our own and how many have we learned by simply reacting. Learning, yes that is one of the things that says we have free will. And yet as above is mentioned why do we do so. Is it okay to learn a difference between left and right if life would be determined.
It is interesting to see how we look at life and how question create some interesting thoughts and answers. And in a way that is a choice we can make, though I believe it is within boundaries of a certainty of life. After all not everything is under our control and we have to let other live a life of their own, that may create actions to which we will have to react.
So I left on thing behind in order to search myself beyond the anger and life that had been created for me. Finding me a way to adept and adjust to the new situation. Questionable if I learned anything since my reaction was pretty much the same as a time before.
We are creatures of habit and that may be why some choices are not choices at all. It is funny how we are put together and only raises more question. We can be influenced and directed, taking choice from us! And while one wants to be choosing free others have a need to have someone control them. In what lies our true nature, has our free will and choices taught us to behave differently or just lie to ourselves. Or are we prone to be subdued to what life throws at us and who and in what way can we hold someone responsible. It is a conflicting matter that digs deep in our psyche and we may never know a true answer to.
But for now I leave you with: I live and there for I am. I question therefore I seek. I seek therefore I find. But not all I find creates or helps life and tells me what or who I am other than me.
Thank you for reading my quirky thoughts and random plays of the mind as I try to explore the way we get influenced to make choices that are not our own. See you next time on more Monday Moaning.