Hi Melissa! You can read my 2017 answers here: https://medium.com/elliots-blog/the-december-questions-2017-2b2d8b16695
And my 2018 edition will be up soon! It’ll show up here: https://medium.com/elliots-blog/tagged/december-questions
From a personal perspective, this is the most important piece of advice in here.
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There’s a really interesting section of Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus that discusses free will along these lines.
Using scientific findings over the last few decades, he argues that liberalism (that is, believing every person is an individual who can exercise free will at all times and can ‘know themselves’ more if only…