Free Choice VS Predetermination
For a long time now it has been debated whether we have freedom of choice or if our choices are actually predetermined actions. I think when asking this question one has to consider what it is to make a choice.
So what is a choice? The simplest way to put it is like that of saying yes or no. I feel that many people make the mistake that a choice is an option. This thought that a choice is an option I think causes much confusion in society. You may argue that one does have the option of yes or no, but yes and no are options and not the choice itself. And thus we have this debate of predetermination and freedom.
The way I like to look at this debate is that the choice in and of itself is one that is freely made. However, it is our options that are essentially predetermined due to the series of previous actions that had to occur before the current event came to be. You have absolute freedom to do or not do the option that is present. However, the options that are chosen will create a predetermined set of options in the future. Choice is not something complicated. You only have two choices. You either do or don’t. The only thing you should do is consider if that option you chose to do is the best option that is available to you at that time.