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  1. Free will exists, otherwise we would not be able to exercise classical volitional acts.

    But it needs to be trained, just like all other abilities.

    Overcoming laziness is not free will, but the appearance of motivation for something. There are two types of motivation: achievable and avoidant.

    The first is the motivation of leaders and successful people. This is when you are active in order to achieve something. For example, you play sports and take care of yourself so that women like you. Or you make reports on time to get promoted at work.

    Avoidant – when you do something under the threat of negative consequences: you submit a report at the last moment-otherwise you will be fined.

    Another issue is that our society imposes on its members a very low qualification of requirements for survival: the unemployed are paid benefits, beggars are given alms, security and protection are guaranteed (by law) to anyone.

    In the animal world, an organism that does not fight for its existence is just a potential and easily accessible food. Either for predators – or for vultures.

  2. For an animal, yes. He has an instinct instead of a will. But man is given the free will to do as he pleases. I will, and my hands obey me. The yogi concentrates and stops his heartbeat for a few minutes. We want ice cream, but the diet does not allow it and offers us carrots. You end up doing not what you want, but what you need. And this choice is made under the influence of your will. To say that there is no free will is equivalent to proving that a person does not think for himself.

    However, there are weak-willed people and those who do not know how to think independently.

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