My favourite lyricist Lupe Fiasco used to run weekly Twitter segments talking with fans on philosophy topics, and I’ve been thinking about this particular question all weekend, so I thought I’d see if I can get some perspective from y’all on it.
So, the question - do you believe in free will, or fate? Do we make our own choices, or is everything already predetermined? Are we in the exact place we always were going to be, or could the world actually be in a different way than it is now?
I’m a strong believer in that everyone makes their own choices, but on the flip side, I think those choices are already pre-determined. Everything is ultimately logical, and given all the information on any choice or event, you can trace a path back to how that decision or action occurred.
My base thought in coming to this conclusion was that ultimately, every single thing that happens in this world could be predicted with 100% accuracy, but our brains simply can not fathom every single factor that goes into that prediction. Everything is logical, and illogical things only appear that way because we don’t understand them.