So are we in total control of our decisions? Of course most people would say yes, nobody else decides what you are going to have for breakfast or how you are going to do your hair. No one else decides what you are going to wear out that night or nobody decides what you say all the time. But how many people have things to say and just won’t say it? How many people have the sudden urge to burst out singing or dancing or just want to tell someone their exact feelings at one particular time, but don’t? So then why don’t we? What ‘stops’ the will we have to do something? Is it something internal or external?
I think it’s fair to say that some things are going to be programmed into you from the very start of your existence, for instance I can’t (unfortunately) just decide right now that I am going to be a prodigy pianist. You can’t make the decision that you will be naturally talented at something or like something. So that would imply that there are internal factors that ‘restrict’ our free will ie. our personality and attributes.
But obviously you are not going to burst out in song or dance randomly because you want to, people might think that is a bit strange… BOOM! There is another problem! Society! Damn society robbing my free will! That implies that there are also external factors that ‘limit’ our free will ie. our environment.
Macbeth obviously didn't care about what others thought once he left free will take over, and it seemed to work out relatively, well, terrible for him.
Okay bad example….
Let’s look at other people who weren't going to let anything stand in the way of their decisions….