假设一个人必须决定是坐汽车还是坐公共汽车去寺庙，自由意志不是幻觉，因为这个人可以自由选择他或她喜欢的行为类型。无论完成任务的决定是什么，这个人都要完全负责。当大脑发出信号时，大脑会让人自愿地做一件事，这表明这不是幻觉，而是真实的事件。人们自己做选择，同样地，每一个活着的人也做同样的选择。如果把自由意志看成幻觉，那么生活就是幻觉，人的存在也是幻觉。这就引出了关于人的哲学存在的问题(Strawson, 2010)。人们的行为是无法预测的。例如上面给出的例子，不可能预测一个人的决定，因为这个人可以选择汽车或公共汽车，也不能预测他或她会做出什么样的决定。我的论点是，如果一切都被别的东西控制着，生活怎么可能对你是好的呢?人生只有一次，任何事情都不能被第三方控制。一个人的命运完全由自己决定，没有任何第三方的干涉(Stafford, 2015)。
Suppose that one has to take a decision on whether to go by car or bus to temple, the free will is not an illusion as the person is free to choose the type of action he or she would prefer. The person is totally accountable for whatever decision is taken to complete the task. As the brain signals, the mind lets the person do a task voluntarily and this shows that it is not an illusion but a real event. People make choices on their own and likewise, every living being does the same. If free will is regarded as illusion, life is an illusion and the existence of people is an illusion, too. This gains questions on the philosophical presence of people (Strawson, 2010). People do not behave predictably. For the example given above, it is impossible to predict the person’s decision as the person can either choose for a car or bus and one cannot predict what decision he or she would take. My argument is – if everything is controlled by something else, how can life be assumed to be good to you? Life is lived once and everything can’t be controlled by a third party. One’s destiny is decided by oneself with absolutely no interference of third party (Stafford, 2015).
The philosopher’s stand states that one can never be punished when a mistake is committed as the person is not accountable. This is absolute foolishness. When genes and environments tend to shape the behavior of a person, how can the person be unaccountable for the mischief done with complete consciousness? This statement is sufficient enough to prove that free will is not an illusion. Here is another example to prove this point:Suppose a person has hit a vehicle with his car unknowingly, isn’t the action termed as free will? If free will is not present, every action of a human being will be programmed and this type of activity will never happen. As free will existed, the person has directly hit a vehicle and the police catches the person red handed terming him to accountable to the accident. This is the primary rule of law and order and this rule clearly contradicts the point of early philosophers (Stafford, 2015). The behavior is shaped by genes, environment and actions completely.