Free will doesn’t exist
We all want to be free of thinking, moving, speaking as we want.
We talk about freedom as it was something existing.
But we are chained to everything.
To our condition of animal, to our condition of human, of social beings.
We even depend on the weather and on a lot of unpredictable things.
About our condition of being an animal:
Try to live without eating, sleeping for example. We all got used to it since always. We don’t question it. It is considered as “normal”. The concept of free will would be to be able to choose whether or not we want to sleep now. But you can’t choose, you have to sleep.
And we can apply this to everything.
You have to eat, to eat, you have to have money. If you didn’t get rich enough to be financially stable your whole life, you will have to work.
So you can’t say that you don’t want to work, or eat.
When adult you usually have a sex drive, so you will want to find a mate.
You can try to deny it or try to live without it but I wish you good luck.
You will have to acquire some social skills, some “manners” because you will most probably live with other human beings. Your parents, siblings, cousins, teachers, employers, nurse…. whatever. You will acquire a behaviour which will be conditioned by your entourage.
Your entourage doesn’t like when you put your elbows on the table while eating? They will nag you until you behave like they want.
And with all that you acquire a set of actions conditioned by everything listed above. You will survive your whole life by behaving exactly like told. If suddenly you act differently, you will scare others, because we are animals, scared by difference. We want to behave like a uniform group.
So you can’t decide really. We are not really smart. We behave according scripts we formed in our brains. We won’t try this thing because we had a bad experience before (and that’s how our specie survived), we won’t jump on the table in the middle of a debate because it’s not socially acceptable.
We don’t decide much. We follow what we’ve been taught.
There is nothing like free will.