“We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.” – Winston Churchill
Erosion: The gradual destruction or diminution of something.
Free Will: The power of acting without constraint; the ability to act at one's own discretion.
Volition: The cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action.
The topic of Free Will in both philosophy and the sciences is defined as the power or capacity of the human being to make decisions and perform actions independently. Harmony, outcome, performance, and their correlated relationships are synergistic. This synergy is based upon an individual’s volition. All decision-making. Free will is inherent, challenged incessantly by a matrix of forces: fear, insecurity, ego, harmony, love.
Degrees of Free Will
The most prevalent form, where one’s will is unconstrained by interference.
Capacity to affect character, development, and behavior. The changing of thoughts, beliefs, and actions without force or overt intent.
Intentionally convincing another through the use of actual or worse, perceived logic. Note, persuasion in itself is an intention.
An act inciting passion or enthusiasm, stimulating Free Will.
Financially biased intent to persuade.
Self-serving subterfuge and trickery to control.
Deceptive and overt force.
“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” – Stephen Hawking