“You may fetter my leg, but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will.” - Epictetus
Do you have the free will to do whatever you want to do?
"Of Course! I'm an independent individual who can make any decision I desire..." you might say at first breath...
But do you remember all those times
- You've skipped a workout just because you don't feel like it
- You opted for that piece of cake when at a dinner party
- You spazzed out in anger at that asshole who cut in front of you
- You can't stay focused on reading because your monkey mind keeps distracting you
And my favorite...
You make life-determining decisions based on how it affects your position in the dominance hierarchy of your social group and peers
Do you still have FREE WILL?
In the midst of heated emotions, chaotic situations, ego depletion, willpower fatigue, genetic predispositions, and a world full of distractions it's difficult to say whether or not we have free will or not
Viktor Frankl, an Auschwitz camp survivalist and a psychologist, said: "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
That's the topic of today's Body Mind Empowerment Podcast. I'm Siim Land and my guest is my friend Isaac Chanakira from the YouTube channel TheRealizedMan.
We're going to talk about:
- How Isaac and built up our YouTube channels
- Why you need to have faith that things can get better 03:30
- What qualities are the most admirable in a person 12:12
- How practicing self-control turns into a game 17:15
- Does FREE WILL exist 23:01
- How to build your willpower 32:30
- Avoid ALL Absolutes 41:55
- The Ketogenic Brain and Willpower Fatigue 48:10
And Much More...
Here are the links to the podcast on all platforms
- Isaac's YouTube Channel
- Body Mind Empowerment Handbook
- Episode #11 How to Stay Disciplined and Consistent With Your Goals
- Keto // IF Program
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