Cogito ergo sum? I don't think with an active free will. I do, however, observe with awareness. Therefor, I am. (And that’s remarkable!)


Free will is almost certainly an illusion. Thought, emotion, and even consciousness are almost certainly illusions. This can be dispiriting. But even if we’re automatons, we're able to observe what we think, and feel, and see. How? We don’t know. But it's wonderful that we can.