I’ve been in many debates about free will. Normally, a philosophical or logical debate will start out with clear definitions and conditions which lead from premise to conclusions. So, it sets off alarms in my head that the subject of free will seems to be immune to constraints.
There is a concept in Japanese called “ma” or “kun”, (there are 2 readings for Chinese characters in Japanese). The character is translated as “interval”, but there is much more cultural meaning behind it.
Lately I’ve been thinking about the relationship between truth and identity. It seem to me that the majority of people suffer from a kind of cognitive dissonance. Sometimes, I see someone trying to convince me to make a decision, but not based on what they know I want, or what they want, but based on what we are supposed to want.