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As soon as you're born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be



They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be



When they've tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can't really function you're so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be



Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be



There's room at the top they're telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill



A working class hero is something to be
If you want to be a hero well just follow me



Working Class Hero by John Lennon




John Lennon vol.2,5 by Zaider











With the singularity right around the corner, leading neuroscientists, social psychologists and philosophers from universities around the world consider the ongoing, cutting-edge, scientific and philosophical research on the question of free will to be the most important inquiry occurring today as it relates to the fate of humanity.  Millions of $'s in funding are being allocated to answer these big questions and concepts.   (As technology for mega-destruction or mega-healing becomes available to every human, will our survival depend on individual will (“free” or conditional) to simply use or not use it.)


Is free will compatible with determinism?  (Does every new bit of information I consume instill qualifying conditions on my “free will” decisions?)


"The classic problem of free will is to reconcile an element of freedom with the apparent determinism in a world of causes and effects, a world of events in a great causal chain."


Are determinists and compatibilists correct in that if our actions had random causes we could not possibly be morally responsible?  (If the only true freedom is possible in a state of absolute chaos, of what value or valor is having “free will” anyway?)


Does Accumulated Knowledge Affect Free Will?  (Would we still pursue lives of wealth and excess If we knew our “footprint” to be reducing the quality of life of unknown others?


As an artist, have you ever felt the pull of self-censorship, of the need to water down an image to the level of the artwork being "dishonest" -- all in order to at least get a "partial victory" in a subject getting presented at all?  Is this choice of compromise to achieve some partial good an example of the complexities of exercising your free will as an artist -- or is it an example of the betrayal of the very principle of free will?


The Conundrum:  Your free will demands you make a decision that is an equitable solution to all involved.  But what if your free will entertained the notion that your work deserved a greater slice of the pie.  What if you wanted more though you recognized you didn't deserve more?  Is free will a force that can empower either good or evil impulses?  Or does the ethical development of the individual over time temper free will to the consciousness of consequences for one's actions to the point of "free will" being no more than the selfish uninformed stage of childhood or the earliest savage ages of humans fighting for survival at the dawn of time?







With the singularity right around the corner, leading neuroscientists, social psychologists and philosophers from universities around the world consider the ongoing, cutting-edge, scientific and philosophical research on the question of free will to be the most important inquiry occurring today as it relates to the fate of humanity. Millions of $'s in funding are being allocated to answer these big questions and concepts. (As technology for mega-destruction or mega-healing becomes available to every human, will our survival depend on individual will (“free” or conditional) to simply use or not use it.)

Credit: John Lennon by *Cynthia-Blair
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Noteable Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
You have to believe it for it to be so, you have to own it and earn it and make it what you WILL

Here's a poem by unknown that says a lot: Remember-


It takes no more effort to have a dream and demand success, than it does to accept "whatever life gives you".

This poem says it all.

"I bargained with Life for a penny
And Life would pay no more.
However I begged at evening
While I counted my scanty store

For Life is a just employer
He gives u what u ask
But once you have set your wages
Why, you have to bear the task

I worked for a menial a hire
Only to learn , dismayed
That any wage I had asked of Life
life would have willingly paid"
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HauntedShadowsLegacy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will is never truly free. There are always influences on your everyday decisions. Few think so deeply into the topic of choice and will, but when it's all broken down, your choices can affect generations. Which career you take, what to eat at lunch, who you make friends with. Such things seem unimportant, but they have a strong impact on who you are whether you believe it or not. Which career you take will affect where you raise your family. What you eat at lunch will affect how you feed your family or yourself. Who you make friends with will affect the kind of spouse you choose.
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
What is "Free Will"?  We are bombarded (brainwashed) from birth with messaging.  We are led this way and that and just when we think we've broken free and found our own unique path we find a concession stand waiting for us to sell us a T shirt rejoicing our new, unique, path.

The computer programs that have been scanning our emails and phone calls for the past 20 years or more now have the capability to put together pictures of us so they can soon know us better than we know ourselves.  They'll be able to predict which way we'll turn through the maze.

So "Free Will" and "Freedom"?  If we don't do something soon they'll only exist as slogans on a t shirt or in advertising on an unachievable goal for 99.999% of us.
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
unfortunately everyone wants what the next person has, and by doing so you limit yourself freedom, a tiny few who do have free will still dont have it, because they dig their way through the pile of shit that the leaders have left behind, so in fact those who are the most free only see 30% of freedom, its like looking through some dirty goggles..for example nikola tesla was free to map out, research and explore his inventions to the best of his abilities, he created all of his stuff so that he could reshape and model the world we live in to a shrine or a safe haven where free renewable energy could be used by all, if rich or not with no charge, but alas companies didnt want us to have free electricity as how would they scrape money off us? so nikola tesla was shelved as yet again an uncredited genius..

so no, as long as theres a big bully corp or gov we wont have much of a freedom
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Photographer
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