Is there free will?

I think there is limited free will. We are all born in a certain context that can define who we are. If I'm born in the favelas of Brasil, the chances are slim that I will become the next astronaut to go to the ISS. But I still think that's what it is: chance, or probability. I dont believe in destiny, which means I must adhere to some kind of free will theory. My theory is that our circumstances of birth and youth carve a path for us, but we can choose to tread elsewhere. Out of millions of people in a given situation, there will always be one that does something different, and history has plenty of evidence to the fact. So we can either choose to follow the path, or take chances and fight for a different outcome. IF that's not at least partial free will, then Im not sure what is.

March 15, 2019


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