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    How much do you control your life?

    I see myself controlling my life only by subtly directing it. It's more like an attitude than control. There are so many things beyond my control. Some things I decide not to control. Some decisions have a huge effect, but usually side effects I wasn't planning for.

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    I'd say 90%-95%, I do not believe in not having control over ones own life. I believe in giving that control up or not pursuing it enough, or just simply miscalculations, but I do not believe in fate.

    But in essence, I believe life is controllable.

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    *sigh* not all that much... I survive whatever comes my way, but I'm not exactly the type to go around directing things. Job opportunities present themselves to me, for instance.

    I beleive in luck because my life is generally just a string of odd coincidences and occurances generally.

    Not much control, but I'm guessing that it would be a lot less interesting if I was in control of everything about it- the thrill of life is it's unpredictability, isn't it?
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    With or without determinism?

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    Without 90%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjur View Post
    I'd say 90%-95%, I do not believe in not having control over ones own life. I believe in giving that control up or not pursuing it enough, or just simply miscalculations, but I do not believe in fate.
    I don't feel like I am determined or anything, I just think the random stuff is influencing my life more than I am.

    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    With or without determinism?
    What do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    Not much control, but I'm guessing that it would be a lot less interesting if I was in control of everything about it- the thrill of life is it's unpredictability, isn't it?
    I'm thinking much the same way. Would this be an example of me and you giving up control while Darjur haven't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    I don't feel like I am determined or anything, I just think the random stuff is influencing my life more than I am.

    This is why I asked. Since determinism is scientific and observable.

    But if you want a talk about everday life you will get one.

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    I am basically talking about everyday control, about shaping your life to something you wish. A life long everyday control, I guess.

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    Things tend to go the way I'd like them to, and I feel like a lucky person to this point.

    I don't know if this is a result of my own control over myself and situations or simply the ability to enjoy life whatever it might throw at me. I guess it must be the latter. I realize that I can't really control life, maybe just the additude that I have towards it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    This is why I asked. Since determinism is scientific and observable.
    Oh no you didn't. Determinism doesn't exist. Systems and individuals behave differently. Chaos and quantum etc bla bla bla


    I believe I have 80% of control over my life.The other 20% being lack of monetary independence.

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    It's about 50/50 for me. I mean, there's always the stuff out of the blue. But basically I think I have both hands on the wheel and I'm watching where I'm going. Mostly it involves staying out of lots of things in the first place.

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