Question about Free Will/Determinism

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  1. Lawblaw Black Belt

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    So lets say two twin brothers are born
    They experience the same childhood, parents, environment, events(to an extent) etc
    But they’re both pretty different in terms of the meaning they give to events
    Like lets say, their parents die when they’re teen agers.
    One brother decides that YOLO, I’ll live my life to the fullest because life is short
    The other decides, I’ll be religious and I’ll try to do good, etc
    What really made them think so differently?
    Its really not the events that shape our thoughts and actions, its the meaning we give to the events, which I believe is Free Will because you can change the meaning if confronted with different evidence
    What do you fam think?
     
  2. Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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  3. Ottawaguy Gold Belt

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    Not just events i think. Our relationship with others and the company we keep will have an influence as well.
     
  4. A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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    In social science, agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. By contrast, structure is those factors of influence (such as social class, religion, gender, ethnicity, ability, customs, etc.) that determine or limit an agent and their decisions.
     
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    There's no free will my friend. You just gotta hope you can recognize the best people and trust in them.
     
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