I was a premie. Last month, I looked up if there were any lifelong issues common to premies and was shocked at a few that I thought was “just me”. One of them? I forget to breath sometimes and must will a breath.

I was a premie. Last month, I looked up if there were any lifelong issues common to premies and was shocked at a few that I thought was “just me”.

One of them? I forget to breath sometimes and must will a breath.

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I think the CONSTRAINTS are often outside of our will. But the will itself can operate freely within those constraints.

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Forgetting to breath is a strange thing. It just stops.

Everything is fine.

But then I start thinking, “Isn’t there something you’re forgetting?”
__”No, it’s fine”.
“I’m sure you’ve forgotten something terribly important”.
__”Nah.”
“Ok”.

but at some point, I remember and breath.

This whole exchange *probably * only takes a few seconds on an outside clock but internally the speed of thought is about 400-800 wpm if I remember right..

But it’s a real exchange and a conscious willing.

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I don’t agree. They are a reduction of degrees of freedom but not puppet strings.

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My free will is distinct from your free will as our amalgams are different. But it’s still there. Certainty is a bugaboo.

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Taking a form of Pascal’s Wager here, supposing you are correct, I could not believe any other way than to believe in the form of free will that I described.

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