If there’s one thing that’s obvious to every conscious human being alive, it is that we have free will. We have choice. We can do whatever we want. (Well, to the extent of our abilities, that is.)
But do we? This is a question we might never find the answer to. Why? We can only live every moment once, and make a choice at any given moment once.
Today, I had a sudden realisation. Is our free will an illusion? Has every decision and its respective outcome in the world been inevitable, and not actually a choice? Is everything we do an inevitability, and not for us to define.
We often wish history would have taken a different course. I know I have. But maybe it is impossible for things to be any other way.
Maybe the laws of the universe could be no other way. Maybe time could be no other way.
Will we ever know?
Is it even a viable hypothesis?
Does it really matter?