The ”Can’t Be True, Can It?” One About Always Doing Your Best
Human beings have free will – of course they do! We make choices, and then we reflect on those choices in the hope that we can – hopefully – make better choices.
Which leads us to notions of responsibility and values (when we do what we said we’d do, or when we behave in a “good” way), and excuses, reasons and stories (when we act “out of character”, or we behave in a “not so good” way).
But what if this isn’t true? What if we’re always doing the best we can in any given moment, and the choices we make simply reflect that fact? What if the truth is that we do not have free will? What then?
Welcome, if you please, to the “chocolate teapot” world… in which… YOU DO NOT… HAVE… FREE WILL…
"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better I do better." – Maya Angelou