I thought free will only encompassed an individuals right or ability to make their own decisions...
So ,what can we define as personal will,not just free will,But also the will to go on in life despite the hardship that typicaly accompanies it.
Could it be a stubbornness of hope?What if you dont have neither hope nor despair,yet have the will to keep on?Is it just simply choice?Or do we still rely on the term free will and its definition?
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A good deal of it is instinct, operating below the level immediately accessible to decisions of will. The drive to live is surprisingly hard to cancel. My opinion. cn
That is why I believe so many people fail at killing themselves... Because it's really not that hard of a thing to do if you were serious about it...
Instinct is a good word for it, or could it be a.k.a. the primordial will?There are some instances where survival is the only option and your only coherent at a certain level due to some form of trauma(-i know im being a bit general here bear with me-)but when one is at such a point I dont think there are any decisions left, I totaly agree that the drive to live is truely astounding and resilient.What about the ability or gumption to push ones self past limits previously perceived, almost a discipline-like will, could this go beyond the free will?Or dose it simply stay free will?
^ I've seen squirrels with full-blown rigor mortis stuck on hydro lines with the 'middle finger' extended on all 4 feet. Uncertain
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^goodness, that made me laugh. cn
"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."
From "Self-Pity" by D.H. Lawrence
“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ” George Orwell