Our only, truly free choice

Opinion from the Internet about free choice:

“Choice is the source of unhappiness and intelligence is the source of that agonization

When I was 3, I was happy — I was told what to do…

When I was 33, I was less happy as I had to decide, knowing that my choices affected others…

If I was 333, I would long for no more I would think…

I think though that it is what it is…

Do what's right!”

Yes, the issue of free choice is the root of most of our problems.

Specifically, the problem is our misunderstanding, illusory belief in free choice.

We are suffering endlessly as we believe that we have free choice and we keep agonizing about making the right choices.

But in fact, we do not have any free choice by default, since everything we do, even what we think is already predetermined by our hormones, instincts and how we are interlocked with each other in Humanity, seemingly chances, random events shaping our lives in any given moment, automatically, helplessly reacting to each and every turn of events.

The recurring vicious cycles in our individual lives and through history, how we fall into the same traps, repeatedly committing the same mistakes, crimes is obvious — though inconvenient — proof of this.

And when we are ready to realize and accept this, in order to make the change from a blind, instinctive development to a conscious one, our only, truly free choice is to fully, unconditionally submit ourselves to Nature’s predetermined, relentless evolutionary plan that ceaselessly drives the whole Natural system — together with Humanity — towards a full, most optimal integration.

Why is this a choice then, our only free choice?

Because if we switch to consciously follow Nature’s developmental plan consciously proactively, by methodically learning and understanding this plan with our own predetermined role in it, we can learn to “choose” what Nature wants us to choose before inevitable blows, crisis situations and the subsequent intolerable suffering would force us to “choose” that anyway.

And in that virtual gap between our step ahead of the blows, moving willingly towards Nature’s predetermined direction, making “our desire” to match Nature’s expectations, we find ourselves in an unprecedented, seemingly unbounded, infinite “time warp”, where we realistically, tangibly feel as if we could do whatever we want and our wish becomes Nature’s command!

And as long as we keep ourselves in this unique gap we feel like the “Masters of the Universe” as we have a very strong, tangible sensation that we control the whole Universe as if we have designed and operated the whole system since we are totally in tune with it!

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I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.