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Free Will


We can try to help people, but also they have to help themselves. It’s like going to the doctor. When you go to the doctor he may give you medicine, and tell you how to use it. He might say, “Take 2 tablets once in a day.”

But the doctor is not going to be at your home when you are taking those tablets. It’s your responsibility to take those tablets by following the doctor’s instructions he told you! You may even decide not to take those tablets. It’s your choice.

The patient has the responsibility of taking his or her tablets in time, according what the doctor said. Also the patient is free to throw away those tablets! Because it’s his or her choice.

When we help our friends, we are like the doctor. We can give our friends love and energy and good ideas. It is their choice to use our help or not. Our job is to love people everywhere we go, to the people we meet. Those people also have choice to love others or not.

If you have a story about free will, please share your story so we can help each other.

36 thoughts on “Free Will

  1. Great post thank you! We can give others love and encouragement Wilson, but we need to learn that many people don’t want to be help sometimes as well.

    Thank you for sharing.


    • I agree with you, that’s the reason why I came up with this story about free will. Each individual has a choice. For example, some want help, others don’t. Some of them are not ready for help and others are ready. Love is always sensitive to what is needed.

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      • Support is a MUST in situations where a person is not able to help themselves, my Dear Wilson! So being Supportive, while giving them Ideas, from those of Us who are Strong is an Absolute part of their coming up. Regards. 🙂


      • Thank you so much for your contribution. It is true that people need support, and they also need to stand on their own feet. Life is a dance. We have to ask ourselves, in every situation, does this person need my support now? Or will my support make him or her weak? Making their own choices is part of people’s coming up.


  2. It is true, we have free will, but sometimes we need life support (going back to the doctor/patient analogy).

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    • Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment. It points out that no single approach works in all cases. Sometimes people need life support. Sometimes they are not ready to change, and it doesn’t help. We always have to be sensitive to what people need.

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  3. Very true Wilson. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink 🙂


  4. wilsonagaba, what a wonderful and very true post you have here today. I agree with you and we all should spread the love around like seeds in our gardens. What grows from this simple act is truly amazing indeed.

    Take care and happy blogging to ya, from Laura ~


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    I hope you accept the challenge and thank you!


  6. Great thought on Free Will 🙂


  7. I love this post I am learning “Karma” and healing thoughts to others. I say, “I’m sorry, please forgive me, Thank you and I love you.” In my head as I need to .


  8. Nice post and so true. A favorite quote: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” ~Maimonides


    • I loved your quote, and it’s true. Yes, you can play your part by teaching him how to fish and feed himself. We can help him learn how to take responsibility for a good life. And then he can also serve other people.

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  9. Awesome post… I am moved by this “Our job is to love people everywhere we go, to the people we meet. Those people also have choice to love others or not.”


  10. I like reading your post. There’s much insights. I agree. We can only do so much to help others. They need to help themselves too.


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