The word choice implies an action, mental or physical, by which from a number of possible ideas or course of action we are able to select one rather than another and so to change our situation, or the environmental conditions under which we have to live.

The question is raised:
Does the external event compel our response, or are we internally free to select from an unlimited number of actions any particular one and to do this without any compulsion from the outer stimulus?

When we will in relationship to something, we choose a certain direction rather than another one for our soul to take. The possibility of choice is a property of the will. Will and choice are inseparably joined together. We cannot choose except by act of will. We cannot use our will without choosing something.

 

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