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Though there was that depressing period when I though solipsism ruled everything and was a douche, as the theory leads you to be.
My various studies moved me in a direction similar to Rym's, with the added benefit of the total denial of free will.
I accept that I likely do not have free will, but simultaneously assume I do pragmatically in daily life, as there is a small possibility of escape.
It's important to remember the lack of free will when analyzing one's own behavior and the behavior of others. "This is a response to a stimulus. The world is not actually going to end. This feeling is a byproduct of my deterministic nature." Does wonders when attempting to keep one's wits.
No reason not to try.
STL;STR:We might be able to "gain free will" by some means. No reason not to try.
but that there is the possibility for an external event which thereafter allows for a "new" causal chain stemming from our own consciousness's feedback loop of stimuli, creating a person who appears to exercise "more" free will, if not indeed "actual" free will.
Or, in other words, ask "WHAT AM I" until you turn into a tornado of lightning.
This is a flawed idea since you would need free will in order to try to get free will. If you assume that we are born without free will, but it is possible to acquire it, then it can only be acquired through destiny and not effort.
Ahh, quoting the dumbed-est down version of my point to then trivially refute.
A fucking tornado requires way more Sranc.
Ahh, quoting the dumbed-est down version of my point to then trivially refute.Yes. I did that consciously and deliberately.
The Inchoroi are, after all, a race of lovers.
If what I see around me is a lie then what is the point of existence.
If what I see around me is a lie then what is the point of existence.There is no point. There just is. I'm still going to do what I want either way.
If all is deterministic, there is no free will. On the other hand, if there is some random element to the decisions you make, how could you truly call that element your will?
Why exist when there is no purpose if everything we do? If everything we see is a lie and has no real bearing, save for our fake world, why should we do anything?
Why exist when there is no purpose if everything we do?