In quantum mechanics, we have learned to approach reality differently and see everything as probabilities instead of certainties. In a mathematical sense, anything is possible. As well as in science as in our daily lives, the extent to which we can calculate or figure out probabilities is determined by our intellectual capability to recognize patterns. The less biased we are, the clearer we can identify these patterns and base our actions on reasonable probabilities. Since it's in the very nature of our brain's left hemisphere to deny ideas that do not fit into our current paradigm, the more attached we are to a belief system, the less able we are to make conscious choices for ourselves. But by observing this process, we expand our awareness and enhance our free will.
It is said that wisdom comes with
age, but with openness and skepticism, the key principles of the
scientific method, we don't need decades of trial and error to sort out
which of our convictions may be improbable. The question is not
whether our believes are right or wrong, but whether or not being
emotionally attached to them is more or less likely going to benefit
us. There is no such thing as free choice while being emotionally
attached to a belief system. The moment we are self-aware enough to
realize this, we can truly work together to figure out the real odds of
what will benefit us the most.