Free Will and Group Willing Addicts

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Is everything determined by fate? In my opinion, not everything is determined by our fate. I believe this because we have options to choose from. According to Epictetus our priority “is to adjust our attitudes to the inevitable events that occur outside our control and just accept what happens.” I agree with him because if it’s not in our control then we should just accept it. If it’s in our control we should consider all of our possibilities. Although, we will not know what really is “right”. What are in our control are our opinions, desires, and pursuit. I think that what is right in the present might be wrong in the future. Basically, my thoughts about fate are that there is no way we can change it. There might be times were we have different opportunities to take. Our destiny is our destiny, but sometimes we could control our actions. Some actions that we make can be either for the best or for the worse. Determinism is the theory that everything happens for a reason. For example, “whatever in any given moment is the effect of some antecedent cause.” If determinism is true then human actions are not free.

A disadvantage to believing in free will is that not everyone makes right decisions. A free will is being able to decide. People generally make decisions by influenced circumstances. As a result, it could bring a sense of regret of not thinking properly while making choices. Richard Taylor states that “there may be, to be sure, be other conditions for my responsibility, such as, for example an understanding of the probable consequences of my behavior, and that sort of thing.” Free actions according to him arise from own desires, choices, and volitions. The body functions involuntary because the motions are not part of our behavior. Motions that occur from no causes have nothing to do with our behavior.

I personally believe that it’s not possible to live completely trusting in the hand of fate in every little thing. I believe that our destiny...
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