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 think the CONSTRAINTS are often outside of our will. But the will itself can operate freely within those constraints.
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”.
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.
I don’t agree. They are a reduction of degrees of freedom but not puppet strings.
My free will is distinct from your free will as our amalgams are different. But it’s still there. Certainty is a bugaboo.
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.