Tom Stafford writing for Mindhacks asks ”Are you reading this because you chose to? Or are you doing so as a result of forces beyond your control?”
There have been recent studies to suggest that those people who believe that things happen randomly in life actually behave less well than those people who have a different perspective. So when we think about free will, it’s what we believe about it that affects how we actually behave. This is a very new area of research but studies have taken place in the US and in Italy that are researching this fascinating subject.