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    People only have as much choice as they have control over the relationship they have with their own thoughts.
     
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    Memetics is highly applicable to this question. Seems many people are infected with logical fallacies and cognitive loops they cannot free themselves from.
     
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    very true
     
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    Sounds about right to me! :)
     
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    Then since it is impossible for us to be aware of all our thoughts and fully aware of how our bodies may influence our thoughts outside of our concious, could it be said that we truly have free will?
     
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    Interesting point. We may not be ultimately free. But I've always thought of "free will" as freedom from forces outside of ourselves.
     
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    I think free will is offered to us, but our capacity for it is generally limited.
     
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    I think people sometimes have to make choices based on something they really do not agree with 100%. Considering multiple choices, even thinking of simple tests, we sometimes have to choose from the answers available. We may have to choose between two things we normally would not choose either of sometimes.
    How many times have we wanted to write in our own answer? Write in our own choice for candidacy? Choose to go to work when we would rather sell our business and move to somewhere else altogether with less stress?

    Rock, scissors, or knife? Black, white, or grey? We sometimes make choices today we would make differently tomorrow. Our feelings have a lot to do with our choices. Our emotions. To choose is not necessarily to decide.

    We have to make rash decisions based on a moment's notice at times. We may not have the time to think it out. It is then we possibly go with what we call our gut feelings. If thinking and feeling are indeed different, as with judging and perceiving, are not some of us more prone to use feelings than thoughts? Do we really know or understand how we will feel at any moment until the moment is at hand? At that moment, does our mind react according to past choices? Are we examples of our past choices? Are we examples of genetic DNA affected by our past exposures and how we have dealt with them? Is our conscious the result of past choices?

    I wonder if our decisions and choices are the result of our choice of lifestyle, choice of heart, and choice of mindset we have already adapted to? Certainly there are exceptions to the rules.
     
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