- Sep 29, 2021
- Basic Beliefs
Realizable alternatives exist in general, but these are not realizable options available to all. A career in Mathematics, for instance, is quite possible for some, but not all. It's not only a matter of application and study, but aptitude. Some learn easily, others not at all. Not for want of trying, but because their brain is not wired for it.
A career in sports is a realizable option for some, becoming champion swimmer, boxer, sprinter, tennis player, but not for all, not even for most people....not because of want of training, drive, motivation, just physical suitability: they are not built for it.
Again, nothing to do with will, free will or choice, just 'luck of the draw' - yet in a determined system, whatever you are and whatever you can or can't do being necessitated.... not even luck of the draw.
Becoming a "champion" in any sport is limited by definition (the champion is the single person who wins). But becoming proficient in any sport is open to the vast majority of people. It's more nurture than nature. And like the guy said when asked "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?", "Practice, practice, practice".
All of the events always are causally necessary from any prior point in time, of course, but that logical fact does not enlighten any of our choices. All it tells us is that whatever we choose, it would have been causally necessary. Basically, causal necessity says "You will do what you will do". And that is useless.
The guy telling you to "Practice, practice, practice", on the other hand, is giving you useful information.