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Why This Book Matters:
Free Will explains how “free will” is merely a concept and what that means for us as a society.
The Big Takeaways:
- There is no such thing as “free will.” You cannot dictate the things you do or why you do them.
- If You have no way of knowing what you will do until it is done. Your decisions are made by the way your brain operates on a biological level.
- Though there is no such thing as “free will,” you can be aware of your thoughts.
- You can think with purpose and make decisions deliberately
- Your thoughts just appear, but you can dictate their purpose.
- You must realize which thoughts to act on and which ones should remain thoughts.
- If free will does not exist, we need to keep in consideration people who make bad choices.
- Without the idea of free will, society needs to reconsider what and who is considered criminal. If free will is non-existent, how can criminals be punished for “making bad decisions?”
- With the absence of free-will, we must emphasize the importance of recovery over punishment.
- Understanding the lack of free-will in every individual could change the shape of society and the implication that punishment can change a person.