So, because you have the feeling that you have made free decisions with your consciousness, people believe in free will. And, as a rule, do not question this.
If you were to do this experimentally, you would have clear evidence that the brain always decides.
This would inevitably lead to the result that consciousness never decided anything with its so-called "free will". Because consciousness is only there to perceive and to convey this to the brain.
The conclusion would be that there is no free will. On the other hand, the feeling that this "freedom" would otherwise have to be abandoned will usually resist. And it "works" with the midpoint-mechanics.
This can create a goal that no longer takes contrary arguments.
The feeling of freedom thus becomes a goal that evokes positive feelings; one can then feel free from all constraints by hiding the contrary evidence.
Goals follow the midpoint-mechanics. These devalue everything that does not fit the respective goal. Like the reasoning above, which leads to the realization that the will is not free - if you don't accept that.
Now one can argue: of course free will accesses the brain, but it stands above it because it decides for itself what it accesses.
If you argue like this, I would recommend that you take a closer look at how the brain works. To see how diverse and tailored to the respective goals, it constantly adapts to the information it receives from its senses. Originally to ensure survival and then to achieve the respective goals.
Conclusion: Surely the will, as the goal, can decide. However, each time it did not arise from nothing, but from the brain with its many goals. And ultimately, depending on the strength, this more or less decides on the goal of the will!
The will that is in the brain is a sustainable goal with a very strong focus. So a very strong neural network that has greater influence on other networks.
A strong will is important so that you are not subject to wrong goals.
This will of the SELF can more or less bring the brain into corresponding structures via its mechanics.
If you were stronger than other goals that were contrary to the will goal, then you speak of self-overcoming
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