Determinism is false
Determinism is a dangerous false belief because it encourages people not to take responsibility for their actions.
the doctrine that all events, including human action, are ultimately determined by causes regarded as external to the will. Some philosophers have taken determinism to imply that individual human beings have no free will and cannot be held morally responsible for their actions.
I wonder who might want this to be true? (source)
Reality is the Opposite of Determinism
Everything happens because of will. There is nothing which is not determined by will. There exist three types of will: individual subjective will (your own personal will), composite subjective will (communal beliefs, shared goals, etc) and a creative Universal will.
Our Planet, Solar System & Galaxy were all created by (what could be described as) the Universal “will” (see more here). All modifications to the nature of our planet happened because a conscious entity willed those modifications. From prehistoric wheels to the QM Periodic Table, the subjective will is the only thing responsible for the modifications of the natural world!
Free Will is True
The nature of the quantum mind both defines and proves the existence of free will: the freedom to resolve and precipitate particular states: thoughts, emotions and sensations. It follows that some people have more free will and others: less. We offer 3 general categories of awareness.
- Experience: passively experiencing particular states.
- Discernment: recognising particular states with increasing precision.
- Free Will: actively choosing which particular state(s) to dwell in.
By this progression, it is easy to understand how simpletons could believe that free will is false: they have almost none. It is unwise to take advice from simpletons, though.
How do things come to pass?
It would seem obvious that things happen because there was enough energy put into the direction of them happening, but let’s take a deeper look. The central teaching of a (crummy) book called “The Secret” is if you visualise what you “want” then it will eventually come to you.
This is partly truth. The desire for an outcome is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for actualisation. We will now sketch out the required conditions to manifest will into reality (actualisation).
Below is a simple diagram depicting the actualisation of unfettered will.
It is important to note that if there is a stronger will acting in opposition to your own, there’s not much you can do to overcome it. We are only able to impose our will insofar as it conforms to the larger, stronger, communal will. This is why it is often more effective to change the popular view of reality rather than going to work directly in reality itself. If you can manage to align the popular will with your own, you will surely achieve your desires.
How do I get things done?
I understand how people think and what motivates them, so it is very easy for me to actualise my desires. I would be remiss to share all my secrets publicly, but generally, this is how I am able to influence the world so effectively.
- Mastery of objective causality.
- Demonstration of leadership ability via debate, essays & alliances.
- Assimilation of appropriate thought leaders to my cause.
- Creation of appropriate dictatorship hierarchy, education system, culture…
- Flexing my giant brain to intimidate any would-be rivals into submission.