>>7618975 No, you're stupid and you should kill yourself.
>>7618969 Our eventual drives are all causally determined. We do what we will and perceive that we do what we will because we think we want something, and are then able to achieve it (that's there the illusion of free will comes from) but our will traces itself back to a previous state of existence which also goes back to a previous state of existence which can be traced all the way back to our birth and the way our will was back them.
Keep in mind that 'willing' according to Schopenhauer can only be the will that shows itself through a concrete action. We can wish a whole lot of things just like water could theoretically be falling down, moving in waves or but when it comes to the concrete real world we're living in, we can only will the things we actually end up doing much like water in a puddle will only end up being stagnant water. The rest is just wishful hypothetical thinking.
Schopenhauer is unnecessarily biologically deterministic because he forgets that social influences can also work causally (remember, his philosophy is optimizing for despair and pessimism) but other than his point would still stand. We are shaped by our biological and social factors and history, those shape our will as it is right now, and therefore we can't will what we want because those shaping factors are not determinable by us.
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