Ya, could have just led off with "Do we live in a deterministic universe?"You're simply arguing a deterministic universe with no free will and calling it "luck"
No, I'm debating about free will, not determinism. It's not because we have no free will that the world is deterministic. The debate is much bigger if you add determinism. I'm only focusing on free will. I don't want to debate about determinism, I won't say where I stand about whether the world is deterministic or not.You're simply arguing a deterministic universe with no free will and calling it "luck"
In the free will debate, Strawson holds that there is a fundamental sense in which free will is impossible, whether determinism is true or not.
- You do what you do, in any given situation, because of the way you are. (therefore not deterministic)
- To be ultimately responsible for what you do, you have to be ultimately responsible for the way you are—at least in certain crucial mental respects.
- But you cannot be ultimately responsible for the way you are in any respect at all.
- So you cannot be ultimately responsible for what you do. (therefore no free will)
You're arguing the external forces that are so complete an so compelling that you have absolutely no free will, and there isn't even a chance that you could ever control any part of your mind or physical body.Take this for example.
Let's say you take decisions based on the flip of a coin. Since you can't decide whether the coin will fall on heads or tails, you have no free will. But is it deterministic? No, it depends on the flip of the coin, which is random. Unless we start the debate whether the flip of the coin is truly random or not. That's the other debate I don't want to start.
You're just arguing where you stand on two different subjects based on your beliefs. You say the world is not deterministic and you also say that there is free will. That's your opinion and it's ok.You're arguing the external forces that are so complete an so compelling that you have absolutely no free will, and there isn't even a chance that you could ever control any part of your mind or physical body.
If that's the case, the coin would have also experienced similar factors and is simply at the whims of the environment. Similarly the "decision" to follow the coin flip wasn't random either.
Does a computer have free will? No. Does a computer reading the atmospheric noise is displaying a deterministic number? No. (Unless we find out that the atmospheric noise is deterministic)Random.org is a website that produces random numbers based on atmospheric noise
I'm with you Mr. Matt.That's simply not true.
I wouldn't be where I am without hard work.
I don't know any successful people who didn't work hard.
I know very few "failures" who did work hard.
Sure luck is a factor, but in my mind it's clearly a mixture of good luck and hard work that leads to success.
Relying on luck is not a strategy, I agree. No one should rely on luck, that's a premise I fully agree that we should all work hard.Hope and luck is not a strategy.
Of courseThey certainly strike me as "lucky" in a sense, but they haven't the foggiest idea that their situations aren't exactly common.
If you're 22, and you spent 3-4 years working part time, living at home, it should be possible to save $11k.
How one 31 year old had others pay off their student loans.
Maybe I should write a book since I moved out the day I graduated high school and was already paying my own car/phone/sports/clothes for years before that.She wrote a book on her experience and wants to pass herself as some sort of financial guru.
Doesn't need a book.Maybe I should write a book since I moved out the day I graduated high school and was already paying my own car/phone/sports/clothes for years before that.
Most of these financial guru books seem to be written by people milking some passive income and forget to mention selling financial advice. My energy is better spent elsewhere because people don't want to hear financial advice - I've tested it on young colleagues.
It's better to be adaptable than lucky. There are all kinds of opportunities that people don't take because they committed themselves to something that turned out "unlucky"
The way it's written is that he saved it in one year. I don't have an issue with the savings. I have the issue that he overlooks that not everyone is going to be gifted a car, low rent and a job working for the parents, in addition to being able to get a $100k mortgage based on $14k income.If you're 22, and you spent 3-4 years working part time, living at home, it should be possible to save $11k.
Not surprisingly, those stories are so common that they don't make news.
It seems to be a common theme when you hear these stories, like the Toronto FIRE couple who credit not buying a house for their great lifestyle. They get into the news and then try to leverage that into some book or financial guru type side hustle.Maybe I should write a book since I moved out the day I graduated high school and was already paying my own car/phone/sports/clothes for years before that.
In mental institution people are always happy 😁It is better that we pretend. But it is what it is, we pretend.
"Ignorance is the greatest source of happiness." -Giacomo Leopardi
"Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of ignorance." -Honoré de Balzac
"A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance." -Anatole France
"In ignorance, we find our bliss; in illusions, our happiness." -Anatole France
"Happiness is the fusion of ignorance and illusion." -Ritu Madaan