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What is the Meaning & Definition of will

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Typically human capacity which is made or not something

It will is one of the psychological traits of human beings, which largely agree to determine their actions, knowing not only them but also intentionally going towards the end which each one intends. Basically is the faculty that we have people do or not.
An act will be considered voluntary if it is exercised without any kind of coercion, being able to clearly understand its consequences.
Without the presence of the will, individuals would be unable to do what we really need and much less we could get what we plan.

Association with freedom

We must also say that the human will is closely linked with freedom because that which is chosen by personal choice is not forced by an external stimulus. A young man who decides to not more attend college because he did not agree with the proposal of the curriculum will be acting of their own free will, and of course will assert the freedom that has as an adult individual to choose what fits and what does not. Meanwhile, the decision to abandon the race is not by his own will and decision, but it is influenced by pressure from his family to consider another career, then, here yes not only there will be no freedom but would in addition someone is coercing and not respecting his decision.

Phases of the voluntary act

The voluntary act consists of three stages: deliberation aware of the reasons which lead them to action, decision to implement the Act in question, implementation and assumption of responsibilities.

The eyes of philosophy

In addition, the will has been and is one of the most discussed by philosophy, for example, Thomistic philosophy assumes that it is a Faculty of the soul, on the other hand, the psychology regards it as a mental capacity that human beings have. But this does not end here, since Schopenhauer referred to the desire to live in which individuals are their motivations in the fact of sustain and develop their own stocks. Nietzsche, on the other hand, spoke of will power, as the force that drives life to expand and dominate other wills, leading to the engine of the universe.

Law: legal provision of something fitness

On the other hand, in the field of the law, the will is the legal ability to want to have something and turns out to be one of the basic requirements for the existence of legal acts. The vices of the will in this sense are those that make voidable acts accomplished lawfully, such as contracts.

Effort and courage, good willingness and dedication to achieve a goal

Another use of the term is for effort and courage.
Also, when a person presents good willingness and dedication in achieving any purpose or objective, it speaks of the good will that has. And if on the contrary, there lack of effort, he speaks little will or abulia.
On the other hand, it is common that we find in our language with the expression willpower, which is popularly used to indicate the capacity that a person overcome that desire that can generate a harmful consequence in their existence, or also some unexpected misfortune.
With an example better, see a person addicted to tobacco and smoking several packs a day, decides one day to the other quit smoking and get it. Just that it will be called willpower, not mediated any treatment, or the use of any drug to do so but that prevailed the strength and the desire to own do so.
Of course that willpower is widely valued by the social collective because it almost always involves difficult, difficult issues, that they can be overcome with personal effort.

Synonym of mandate

And also tend to use a lot the concept as a synonym of mandate or order that someone gives or left to be accomplished. "Maria decided to comply with the will of his father and sell the shares of the company." "MOM respected my will and then not insisted on celebrating my birthday."

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