Stop smoking the ganja!
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Whether I decide to get up an take get some food right now could be free will, or it could just be trillions of atoms bouncing together in my head telling me to. Either way, I'm getting some cereal. In other words, you're still gonna do what you're gonna do, so who cares?
"come in, don't mind the vase"
"what vase" *turns around and knocks over vase*
"how did you know"
"don't worry about that, what'll really bake your noodle later is would you have still knocked it over if i hadn't said anything"
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
There is no fate but what we make...
I think our actions are determined by a combination of instinct, self-will, and reaction to the actions of those in the world with us. I don't really believe in fate or free-will.
Human Fate is shaped by the choices made by human beings
as the sovereigns of their own Free Will
combined with events over which we possess no control.
In my opinion Free Will is preeminent, although a whole city
of thousands of people may be wiped 100% completely out
by some natural calamity, taking all the conscientious down
along with every wastrel, with no regard for individual merit.
Fate is what happens, free will is what you do about it...
My parents were poor and disadvantaged, and they raised 6 kids. The 6 of us being born to them is fate, the fact that some of us are doing OK, some are poor, and some are well off, is only to a limited extent fate, the rest is free will....
We don't have to accept the hand "nature" deals to us.....
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.