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Approved 20 November, 2022 @ 7:09am by Jan Viljoen (version: 4)

Hacking Freedom of Choice and Decision Making

The question of whether we as human beings really have freedom of choice and decision making, is an open-ended question that has been asked, wondered and philosophize about since the earliest of times in human history. Over the centuries, no clear and definite answer has been formulated, and the chances that we will “discovering” a clear and final answer soon, are highly debatable. Therefore, this discussion and considerations ain't presented as a final clear-cut answer and should only be regarded as an idea, interpretation, perspective and context as related to the freedom to choose and take decisions, which in the end contains the incredible Power of Choice. Hopefully, this will bring about a better understanding, and that it can assist us to apply these freedoms with greater answerability when making choices and take decisions in our everyday lives… subjected to the principle of individual responsibility within the parametersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigA limit or boundary, which defines the scope of a specific action, particular process or activity, which in - this context - is the exercising of personal freedoms without restricting, suppressing and/or destroying the freedoms of others. of group accountabilityplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSeen in the context of group, society or community governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability and the expectation of account-giving. Therefore, taking responsibility for what we do when exercising our freedoms and how well we comply with accommodating the freedoms of other people in the actions that we take. Thus, we should have appropriate measures, priorities and ethics in place to be able to demonstrate our compliance. .

The things that we can control...

The things that we cannot control...

The things we cannot control BUT can influence...

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Life is all about becoming aware of and expanding the number of choices we currently have, by preparing ourselves in a responsible, accountableplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTaking answerability for what we do when exercising our freedom of choice and how well we can comply with accommodating the freedom of choice of others in our actions and behaviours. proactive and mindful manner.

There are some things that we can have a choice about, things over which we can exercise control. Others we can influence, but cannot control. Thus, we need to channel and focus our energies on what we can control, influence those things that we can influence… and leave the rest alone by not concerning ourselves with things that we cannot control.

Earnest warning! Unfortunately, we are arrogant enough to think that we can control those things over which we have no control at all, and - sadly - this usually gives rise to unhealthy and toxic VISDSHE-manipulation, that dreadfully results in entering the dark side of self-actualization.

actionmodels/free_choice.txt · Last modified: 20 November, 2022 @ 7:08am by Jan Viljoen