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#35 - romneykun (06/07/2013) [-]
Everyone keeps saying "You are what you choose to be.".   
   
Did you have a choice as to where you were born, or the people you were raised by, or the people who have come in contact with you in life?   
   
No. Not at all. And these aren't just cards you can choose to play, these are factors which you had no decision over, which have a massive impact on your life that spans into your physical and emotional being, which then has an impact on your decisions.   
   
You have very little decision in who you are, since the world around you twists you in ways which are hard to immediately detect. You make situational choices which are never absolute, even then things may change.    
   
Tdlr, You have very little choice, but you can still make your decisions, but don't think it changes who you really ARE. Particular variables decided that a while ago.
Everyone keeps saying "You are what you choose to be.".

Did you have a choice as to where you were born, or the people you were raised by, or the people who have come in contact with you in life?

No. Not at all. And these aren't just cards you can choose to play, these are factors which you had no decision over, which have a massive impact on your life that spans into your physical and emotional being, which then has an impact on your decisions.

You have very little decision in who you are, since the world around you twists you in ways which are hard to immediately detect. You make situational choices which are never absolute, even then things may change.

Tdlr, You have very little choice, but you can still make your decisions, but don't think it changes who you really ARE. Particular variables decided that a while ago.
#56 to #35 - bennyxthexkid (06/07/2013) [-]
Pre-Marxist Sartre would definitely disagree. He, like many existentialist philosophers, holds the idea that you are absolutely free, in that each moment you have freedom. The things you do are not necessarily affected by your past or possible future circumstances.
User avatar #45 to #35 - dragonforcegirl (06/07/2013) [-]
so, your views are a combination of economic determinism and behaviourism?
fascinating.
like David Hume I find myself as a compatibilist, in that we are determined by instinct and influence but free in that we are free thinking, and can reason. these are what determine our futures. many are subjective, others just cannot change due to our nature.
so, tell me. is this your real philosophical view after extensive research, or are you just an internet cynic?
#48 to #45 - romneykun (06/07/2013) [-]
And to be honest, I don't know what you mean by "internet cynic"

You are not as in control as you think you are, but you can still make choices, absolute or not, but WHO you are is not something that can be controlled. Something MADE you the way you are, somehow.
I enjoy life the way it is, with all of its uncertainties, but even then you can't avoid being emotionally afflicted by negative outcomes or by the way you are.
User avatar #47 to #45 - romneykun (06/07/2013) [-]
What you take in with your senses effects your physical being, which they can effect your emotions. Say you don't drink enough water today. You start to feel more easily agitated, but unaware that you are dehydrated, this causes anger or frustration you can't help but feel, and that you may express in a way that will be detrimental to those around you. Simply because you were not able to notice that your dehydration was agitating you in such a way.

Something as simple as a glare from someone can be interpreted much out of proportion, causing a chain of emotional reactions, which then may decide your thought process, which may paint you to be a changed person afterwards.

What I'm saying is people are easily manipulated by the world around them and "choosing" who you are is easier said than done, considering all you are is kinetic energy.
#46 to #45 - romneykun (06/07/2013) [-]
Nothing is set in stone, we each have our ideas and thoughts based on our experiences, and our emotional reactions which then help make our choices or lack of them in life. We are free thinking to an extent, but I'd like to believe that we aren't, taking into consideration that many variables infringe on the freedom we create for ourselves in our heads.    
This is my real, philosophical view, based off of my interactions with people and other experiences.    
   
No extensive research, just things I have learned from school and from studying the people around me, and myself.
Nothing is set in stone, we each have our ideas and thoughts based on our experiences, and our emotional reactions which then help make our choices or lack of them in life. We are free thinking to an extent, but I'd like to believe that we aren't, taking into consideration that many variables infringe on the freedom we create for ourselves in our heads.
This is my real, philosophical view, based off of my interactions with people and other experiences.

No extensive research, just things I have learned from school and from studying the people around me, and myself.
#41 to #35 - thetregs (06/07/2013) [-]
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#43 to #41 - romneykun (06/07/2013) [-]
shut your whore mouth
User avatar #39 to #35 - ribar (06/07/2013) [-]
you sound like you'd be a villain
#42 to #39 - romneykun (06/07/2013) [-]
What makes you say that?
What makes you say that?
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