Believe and Doubt
Humans have free will and are able to prove this through the decisions they make every day. Whether or not they decide to wake up in the morning and go to work or to sleep in and be late. A simple decision such as this is able to describe what free will is. I understand it as a human’s ability to make their own decision whether it is the right or wrong decision. This is what separates humans from other species of animals. We do not follow our primal instincts but instead we extend our ability to make decisions to every instance of our lives. Free will guides humans to make the decisions of their life.
Free will is only a figment of our imagination, we grow up being influenced to follow a set of guidelines that are built by the ancestors of our family and how they raised their kids, ones parents and so on. The law ordains what we allowed to decide and what is wrong, by making laws people become restricted and our free will is slowly filtered through society and eventually becomes nothing. We are raised to make certain decisions and are influenced by others and how they were raised. The influence of our peers and family overseen by the government is what we believe is free will but in actuality it is a conforming to the structure of society.
The difficulty for me in this exercise was to view both sides individually and not to compare the different ideas while writing separately. It did not really make me take a difficult stance for this specific topic because I am comfortable arguing either side. By both believing and doubting you are able to tackle a question by seeing the positives and negatives of both sides of the argument and by branching out you are able to find an argument for both sides as you move out being more ideas to the table. The use of this technique is very helpful to ones writing but it was difficult for me to only take ten minutes and not compare the ideas while writing.