Friday, July 06, 2018

Free Will and Curiosity

Free Will is more analogous to the ability to sign up to a 4 year course, than to the ability to go directly to the graduation ceremony. A lot of our decisions are very predictable, or we wouldn't be scared about privacy and being manipulated. Free Will is the ability to look at the big events in your past that have left an impression. Free Will is the ability to speak to friends about what they see as your goals, strengths and weaknesses. It is the ability to self-reflect, and then sign up to the long task of rewiring the emotions, stories, habits and relationships that drive the choices we make. None of us are unique snowflakes. Our stories are unique combinations of very familiar stories. Free Will is opening yourself up to those stories. Free Will is Curiosity.

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