Choices. Is a choice really a free choice if it is in any way influenced? Can a choice ever be made that is not in any way externally influenced? And if not, does that mean we are not free and have no real control over our own destiny?
Take a man who marries for love. We would all agree that he has made a good choice And we would probably want to argue that it was his own, free choice - that he wasn't forced into marriage nor did he make his choice out of some inner sense of obligation.
No he did it for love. He was swept away by the charm and grace of his future wife. Does this imply that his choice wasn't free and unaffected? There was no obligation. He didn't have to marry this woman. But in another sense he couldn't do anything but marry this woman. The force of love made him a happier man than the ability to make a wholly independent decision.
What do you think?