free will vs determinism.
An age old fight! Bring it on!
Research says the wealthy and powerful
are far more likely to believe in free will
than the poor and powerless.
Being determines consciousness perhaps?
Regardless of that,
the process of constructing narratives
about why we made such and such a decision seems central to the ego's sense of self.
Often those stories don't stand up to much scrutiny or are poorly formed.
If we are lucky we recognise it.
If not we go on making decisions blindly,
rather unaware of who we are.