Immediacy, choice and free will

I’ve been thinking.

Consider this:

“What if culture is not the liberator of individual free will, but another jailer?” [Jamie Tehrani & Robert Layton]

Photo by Fernando Silveria

Photo by Fernando Silveria

Consider this:

“…people actually put a disproportionately high value on things they can have right now, and if they cannot have them now the length of the delay matters relatively little.  If something is delayed by a few minutes we might devalue it by perhaps 10 per cent, while if it is delayed by two years we devalue it by 12 per cent.” [Daniel Read]

Photo by Xindaan

Photo by Xindaan

Consider this:

“The most decisive actions of our life…are most often unconsidered actions.” [André Gide]

Photo by frankh

Photo by frankh

Has immediacy and never-ending choice taken away some of our freedom?