Free will is an oppressive illusion.
But we are not robots, are we?
So what if we are! We are the most beautiful and divine “machines” one could ever imagine. Our mechanism is incomparable to the machines of human creation. Humans build with Lincoln Logs and Mega Blocks, while God has graduated far beyond Erector Sets.
We will never be able to fathom the depths of our machinery. We will never be able to “read” the future. Life will continue to unfold in utter suspense and surprise. But this illusion of control is fucking crippling. This “ownership” of life is what is destroying it. Please, for the sake of your “own” being, and for the sake all others. Let go.