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tausif chowdhury

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What makes our personality and why is unique then billions of people?

religion, place, family, traditions, food ,cultures and weather have a big influence on our personality and character. is that mean we cant be anyone we want?

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  • Jun 1 2011: You can't be anyone you want, but there is at least the possibility to change people and remove some past influences. Phobias can be cured, religion can be changed or lost entirely. Even genes can be tweaked with gene therapy.

    Free will defined as "the freedom to act the way your conciousness considers optimal" is more possible today than it ever has been before. We've learned so much about what works psychologically and medically in general. Strict freedom from determinism? Of course not, but it certainly gives you more of a feeling of free will, which at least increases quality of life.

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