They also believe in pratitya-samutpada which is part of their karmic beliefs. This belief says that absolute freedom of choice is foolish, since other people are not considered. Sartre Freedom and Anguish: In their belief system we are created for the sole reason that the
This reflects the idea that humans do not have free will because if people were genuinely and consistently capable of benevolence, they would freely decide to make the ‘right’ decisions. In order for free will free will to be tangible, an individual would have to have control over his or her actions regardless of any external factors. It can be argued that the inevitability of
They were willing to give up their safety and tranquility for a new life which is a degrade of their own. Both their lives were being controlled and both of them wanted freedom for their own selfish reasons which was why once again Thomas Hobbes was right about human behaviors and how we are very selfish even if the best thing is right in front of us we would still be selfish and do what we
I’m one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the “guilty”, but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself’”(Bradbury, 82). If people do not stay cowardly and stand up to the bad situations going on they can make a difference. When a person lets other people do bad things like killing that makes them as guilty as the killer. Even when society says that crimes and killing are okay but a person knows it is wrong they cannot keep quiet. If the person does stay quiet they are saying it is okay to do morally wrong acts which is wrong.
We tend to be hoodwinked into believing that man has a “free will” or a man is determined but the emphasis is that we should stop comparing these two or put a debate on it. It should be, “Determinism AND Free Will” not “Determinism VS Free Will”. The real deal is that both exist simultaneously and constantly. We can have free will in a deterministic world. This might baffle your mind for a second as to how be it coexistent but I can prove it with my personal relationship
Examples like this persuade people that revenge is not justified. However, sometimes you have to put yourself in a victim's shoes. If that was your kid, wouldn’t you want to get revenge on the murderer. Your whole view of revenge would probably change. It is easy for someone to say revenge is bad when they have never felt the need for revenge.
Acting with free will is very important. If we don’t act freely, then we cannot be held accountable for what we do. From my second example stated above, how can I be held accountable for pushing the person in front of me if I did not control it happening? We should only be held accountable if we are acting with free will. Being held accountable can both be positive and/or negative.
While it is not far fetched to say that people prioritize their interest above the interests of other people, this does not mean that they would be in a constant state of war. People are able of cooperation, and in fact need to cooperate in order to survive. To assume that Hobbes’ state of nature was true would be to assume that the only thing stopping people from killing, lying, and stealing is the fact that the law prohibits it. However, most people carry some sort of morality that stops them from doing that, and they also know that cooperation would get them much further than competition. Even if we assume, however, that Hobbes’ state of nature is true, it still would not justify obeying a tyrannical government.
Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend’s book, It 's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life 's Obstacles, it can be quoted, “We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better.” In simpler terms, people naturally would not take responsibility for their own actions and make it better, but instead put their fault onto someone else. The quote refers to the idea that blame is because of how people do not want their character to hurt, but would rather see others hurt. The mentioned quote completely agrees with the idea of Friar Laurence and Tybalt at fault. Friar Laurence did not seem to believe that he was a major reason for the suicides of Romeo and Juliet, and he more blamed the feud instead.
Even though you could say they knew about the consequences (as evidenced by Macbeth’s considering why it is wrong and wondering what would happen if they fail), so they weren’t blinded by their ambition, this is untrue because they were blind in the sense that they could not judge well the pros and cons of killing Duncan and could perceive correctly. This proves that whenever given the opportunity to do well, we should always think about the consequences on what could happen if we go too far. We need to look at it from every angle and ask ourselves “Is it really ok to cheat or am I overzealous? How is this going to end? Am I really doing what is right?” It’s important to aspire and be determined, but we need to make sure we are not blinded by our ambition, because even if we think we are seeing clearly now, hindsight is 20-20.