Choice

Hitomi (@kidvisions) 8 years, 9 months ago

Is probably the hardest things to do, at least it is for me. I am really confused about this whole concept of choice. I like to believe that there is free well, but also at the same time, I think that even though we have the choice, we never know what the outcome of our choice will be, so how to decide then??
Some say you should choose what you want, desire, love, etc…
But how do I know what I want?? How does anyone know what they want?

August 2, 2013 at 2:28 am
Hachi1 (21) (@SFHardy) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kidvisions, Man I remember spending hours thinking about whether we have free will or if everything follows a path of destiny xD

I ended up getting to a conclusion though, feel free to disagree: I decided that this whole concept is too difficult for humans to understand so we should ignore all the thoughts behind free will and simply live trying to make the right decisions.

Following my rather anti-climatic solution’s logic, it doesn’t matter “what we want”, if we think we want something to happen we should try and make it happen. No need to think deeply about all of the strange philosophical stuff behind it!

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@SFHardy, This is a nice and simple way of putting it, but again you said that we should make the “right decision” now how do we know that? If everything is relative and there is never really a “right thing” or a “right decision” how do we do that?

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Hachi1 (21) (@SFHardy) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kidvisions, Yeah there’s no way of knowing what the right decision is, so my answer to that is “We need to try and do what we feel is right”. But then the argument would be “How do you know that what you feel is right is infact right, and how do you know that what you do will affect the matter positively”.
Basically it seems to me like a pointless cycle that no person can comprehend so I’ve given up on the topic of free will.
What’s certain is that I’m alive and well today, meaning I must be making some right decisions in terms of my own life. (If I were actually making “wrong decisions”, by the fact that they’ve turned out to be positive, it means they were actually good decisions beyond my comprehension.) From that logic I can take that if I keep living “making decisions” the way I am it should all turn out fine.

This topic is just crazy – it’s one of those annoying things like trying to prove that the future is pre-determined.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kidvisions, I am known for saying “Failure is when you choose to be a dick” so anything else is a good choice.

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