I have a strong conviction. It's about free will. I don't think we have it.
1. We don't choose our preferences.
- I can't say we do, looking into myself and others I've talked to... Which ofcourse makes my basis for this assertion quite limited. So how is it? Do we choose our preferences?
2. We can't make choices outside of our preferences.
- Looking into myself and my choices, they're always dictated by my preferences. No matter how banale or how life changing the choice was. I chose as I preferred to choose.
(I call it choice even if I don't believe there ever was a choice per se, because there are options at hand, objectively speaking.)
Conclusion: We don't have free will. We can't choose any other way than we in fact choose.
Does this hold up as it stands?
Thanks in advance.