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by dande48
18 Nov 2018, 17:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: The limit of Free Agency

Are you implying that informed decision making is not the same as free agency? Just because I made a decision based on available data doesn't mean it wasn't my free choice. I could have chosen otherwise, I chose this option. I guess that's what I am saying. Agency/free will as I understand it, mean...
by dande48
18 Nov 2018, 12:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options

I have seen a variety of service mission examples. I am wondering if some service missions could be promoted as unpaid internships on a young person's resume. I had put my missionary service on my resume but that was mostly because it was easier to do that than to explain a two year gap in employme...
by dande48
17 Nov 2018, 17:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: The limit of Free Agency

True, Dande, but sometimes I choose to do something because I have examined the options and either want the reward or I'm afraid of the consequence. For instance, I live in the northeast and was affected by the big early snow storm on Thursday. It took me three hours to get home from work because I...
by dande48
17 Nov 2018, 10:38
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: The limit of Free Agency

The focus on analyzing and adjusting accordingly shows a belief in one's ability to change in a self-directed manner, which is a component of agency. That assumes you're actually making the choice to analyze and adjust your behavior and self-directing that change. If you can't condense the reasons ...
by dande48
17 Nov 2018, 10:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options

I share others concern about a sub-culture developing where service missions are seen as “less than.” There are already service missions, and a sub-culture where some missions are treated as better than others. Third-world foreign > first-world foreign > second-world foreign > home nation foreign l...
by dande48
16 Nov 2018, 14:09
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: The limit of Free Agency

The benefit in belief in 100% agency is that it causes you to reflect on your own behaviors. But couldn't the opposite be true? For me, setting agency aside helps me to analyze why I do what I do. For example, why do I stay up late, when I know I have work in the morning? Why do I procrastinate? Wh...
by dande48
16 Nov 2018, 12:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: The limit of Free Agency

It's easier to maintain order by telling ourselves that there are no limits to our agency. But things start getting sticky, when dealing with "sin". If you "choose to yell at your kids", you're a bad parent. Best to realize you're sleep deprived, stressed, and lost your head. Or consider the bishop...
by dande48
16 Nov 2018, 12:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options

Once again, I'm having a hard time seeing what the "change" actually is. Service missions have been an alternative for those unable to serve traditional missions (such as those with Downs, etc) for quite a long time now. A good friend of the family told a few months back his daughter had signed up f...
by dande48
16 Nov 2018, 11:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: The limit of Free Agency

...the illusion/perception of agency is just as important as the actual limits on our agency. I try to live like I have full agency, while understanding that I don't. Personally, I believe free agency is 100% an illusion. I don't believe it really exists. At the same time, I think it is vitally imp...
by dande48
15 Nov 2018, 22:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: The limit of Free Agency

SamBee wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 15:11
Where do you think this lies?
It is limited to any area you can control, and limited out of any area you can't. I think that's the whole of it.