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Amit Ray
“Remember your connection with the cosmos. Remember your connection with the infinity and that remembrance will give you the freedom.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Ken Poirot
“True love is built on free will and free choice, not control and manipulation.”
Ken Poirot

Abhijit Naskar
“It is not about whether you have free will, rather it is about whether you have enough experience to make the best possible wilful decision in the current moment of life.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Abhaidev
“Are we just radio sets? Tuned to a particular frequency? Are our brains simply tapping their potential from an invisible but universal thought cloud? Seriously, what is the source of our thoughts? How do artists create art? How do writers write? What is it that is doing the creating?”
Abhaidev, The Influencer: Speed Must Have a Limit

Abhaidev
“If God is really out there, then there are all the more reasons for free will to exist. If everything is predestined, what’s the fun in that? Humans must surprise the Almighty at times.”
Abhaidev, That Thing About You

Louise Blackwick
“By weaving their thoughts and feelings into the substance of reality, the Weavers had ensured anyone writing about them would secure an instant bestseller – which wasn’t particularly difficult, considering the Weavers held the strings on the one holding the pen.

Those who controlled the Pattern, controlled reality.”
Louise Blackwick, The Weaver of Odds

“Yes, we were given the free-will to choose how to be, but we can still go back to the one who gave it to us for guidance on how to use it.”
Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA

Ali Anthony Bell
“You have a small sailboat…you fix a destination and you set out upon the immense ocean…You have a number of tools to pilot your boat and to navigate, and perhaps a crew to help you towards reaching the place you’ve decided to go. Perhaps you will reach your destination…however, there are factors which you don’t have any control over; the weather conditions, the wind, the currents… perhaps you will end up where you set out for, perhaps at a completely different place than you had imagined, perhaps even at the bottom of the ocean. This small sailboat is your life. Your free will is to choose your destination and to navigate towards that goal. Everything that is beyond your control is what decides your destiny. What is important is to decide on your goal and to launch your boat into the unknown, into the vast waters of the ocean. Failing to decide your goal and set out to reach it is to accept a destiny of not accomplishing anything in your life. You always have the possibility to change your course by way of your navigation, and you could be led to do this either out of choice or necessity. Often we find that the destination we set out for originally is finally not where we end up.”
Ali Anthony Bell

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You are not what you want; you are what you have been made to be”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

“A person’s perception on the existence of free will affects how they perceive reality. Rather than exercising any resistance against the inevitability of the future, philosophical pessimists resign themselves to accept whatever will happen. I do believe in limited free will, in part, because I am unwilling to accept that the choices we make and our hard work to accomplish personal goals is a silly frivolity. The universe is conceivably an unstable entity subject to random events and chance encounters producing unexpected and unanticipated events.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Charlotte Brontë
“I am a free human being with independent will”
Charlotte Brontëë

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We don’t do what we want to; we do what we are allowed to”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We are the products of fate, from beginning to end”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

“Lodged inside the feckless heart of human beings is a mild mannered actor whom possesses the exquisite desire to create beauty and build lasting testaments to valor. Also locked up within us is a hard-bitten stranger whom harbors a vindictive thirst to wreak, plunder, and mutilate. The strife between its benevolent and militaristic intellects creates the queer suet that fuels humankind’s impiety. An uneasy, multivariate accord prevails as the arbitrator governing the tallow of human souls. We maintain our precarious crackle barrel coexistence through the doctrine of free will, an ethical hinge dependent upon our loose-lipped ability fastidiously to decide right from wrong. We can employ free will to submit to the tragedy of fate, resign oneself to loss and iniquity. Alternatively, we can employ free will to diagnose sin and seek atonement for our crimes. How we purposefully resolve the noble conspiracy of being determines the orientation of our metabolic life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“The majority of scientist and philosophers currently believe that determinism and free will are compatible. Perhaps our world is largely deterministic; we can trace the outcome of many events to one specific cause. Equally probable is the possibility that multiple causes contribute to the outcome of a particular event, and we can link some of the causation factors to pure chance or coincidence. If the universe is not a deterministic system, then human evolution was not a foregone conclusion but a product of multiple causes including specific physical events, random mutation, and absolute chance. If the universe is not deterministic, then human beings potentially possess a modicum of free will. While there are inherent limitations on what people can will, the ability to make contemplative, conscious decisions allows us to modify whom we are and whom we are determines how we act. For instance, a person cannot will himself or herself to be a genius, but they can choose to learn as much as possible. Therefore, we are in fact responsible for our final character and the outcome of our life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“An argument can be made that while all people are born and die and during their lifetime they will lead almost identical lives devoted to fulfilling their will by eating, sleeping, procreating, taking care of their children, and building shelters. This still allows for innumerable personal decisions how to conduct our lives. For instance, identical twins share many physical traits but their personalities vary. How everybody reacts to a physical world, and the mental decisions that they make affects the trajectory of their life. Given the vast world that we must operate within our choices regarding how to live are only limited by our knowledge, ethics, abilities, imagination, and physical constraints. Accordingly, the outcome of our lives is not certain, fixed, ordained, or fated, but rather a mystery that we can assist pen with our conscious, deliberative actions. In other words, we might do what we do in certain situations because who we are, but we have some say in what we are.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Without free will, there would be no compassion or charity in the world. Without consciousness and free will, we might be able to care for ourselves, but how would we ever expand our scope of compassion to take care of other people? Human free will enables us to rise above the selfishness that rules the unconscious mind and act in a conscientious manner to improve our lives and other people’s actuality. Stated differently, humankind’s ability to negate selfishness and employ consciousness and free will to reject biological impulses blunts an entirely deterministic outcome of human fate and renders meaning to our otherwise meaningless existence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Ben Ditmars
“I was left feeling Yah's emotions. But, also - something else: the most curious of feelings; control.”
Ben Ditmars, Witherspork

Ian Drew Forsyth
“Most of the real gods are dead; because we've robbed them of freewill. But it doesn't mean we still don't worship ideas.”
Ian Drew Forsyth, The Great Chaining of Being

Lamine Pearlheart
“When the absolute free will argument loses
its shining armour, we are left with one
unsettling conclusion; there is but
circumstantial free will. - On the End of Free Will”
Lamine Pearlheart, To Life from the Shadows

“Free will and the choices that we make every day provides for self-identification. We all hold the plenary powers of discretion to script who and what we are. Self-determination comes from refusal to passively accept whatever doctrine is convenient and move beyond glib answers and popular canons to staunch the torrent of life’s abuses. Intensely pushing forward into troubled waters the clear becomes murky, the certain become problematic, and the real become ethereal. Striping our consciousness of all familiar handholds can lead to dissolution of the sense of a transient self. Disintegration of a preconceived notion of self-identity can lead to either psychosis or a degree of self-mastery, depending upon an individual’s ability to absorb and integrate the secret reserves of their psyche power. Self-awareness comes at a high price but it has distinct rewards. Shrewdly shredded of all falsities we can see what is apparent. Brusquely scouring our brain of layers of toxic emotional sludge reveals a sterling center point. Starting anew we can launch ourselves in a more charming and cheerful image that is both natural and necessary to build upon in order to achieve and sustain our robust constitutional fortitude.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Stewart Stafford
“Free will is never without charge and is costliest when an individual chooses selfishness and avarice over the common good. Some think animals dumb but mark the instinctive co-operation of insects while men murder and steal and tell me we are superior.”
Stewart Stafford

“The two of things that all of us have in common is that we are capable of much harm and, at the same time, capable of much good. We have the free will to choose by which we will live.”
Charles F Glassman

Anthon St. Maarten
“Don’t just accept bad luck or misfortune as inevitable fate. Destiny is mostly the result of living your life by design.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Anthon St. Maarten
“We cannot always have everything our way. As co-creators of a shared reality, our free will always operates within the confines of the collective consciousness.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Alex M. Vikoulov
“Although some neuroscientists contend that free will is an illusion, I would respectfully disagree by saying that free will may be slightly overrated but still indispensable for consciousness to function in our physical world. In fact, free will and consciousness are inseparable. Free will, just like intentionality, is an integral feature of consciousness, 'conscious choice' made by mind with the guidance of the larger consciousness system and our collective will in the space of all logically available probabilities.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution

Mitta Xinindlu
“The only religion that can be true: is the one that is free of unforgiving comments. The one that promotes unity, forgiveness, love, and peace. A religion that respects people's free will to worship.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“You are given the free will, or choices in life; but you must be widely awake to make wise decisions.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“There appears to be a touch of free-will in angels as in demons — same as humans and animals.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Resistance To Intolerance

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“The Creator has blessed all His creations with the freedom of choice.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Resistance To Intolerance

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