Equality, Uniqueness and "Free Will" - Wisdom Leading to Joy, Inner-standing Spirituality
Equality of all people is nowadays considered a superior moral principle, despite the obvious fact that people are not at all equal. We are equal in essential value, the worth of our souls to our Creator. We are each unique in our qualities and also in what we want. We make choices by means of our will, because we want the results. It is our choices that allow us to express our unique individuality. We are more strongly influenced by both external and internal factors than most people realize. Much of our decision-making is subconscious. “Free will” has various meanings. We wish for total freedom, but restrictions and consequences apply.
Current revision: paper June 24th, 2020 (first version 2019 September); recording June 2021. New versions clarify or expand points in the original thesis; the points are unchanged.
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In case it seems that it took a lot of work to create these multi-media presentations, it was negligible compared to acquiring the inner-standing required to write the content.