Does free will even actually exist? I've heard that everything you do, all of your actions and decisions, are based off past experiences subconsciously (whether you know it or not). Since you aren't in control of your gender, D.O.B., location, or any of that stuff, you aren't in control of your experiences either to some extent. So what I deduce from this is that since everything you have ever thought of or acted upon derived from other events that you were not directly in control of, free will doesn't exist. The main reason I believe free will doesn't exist is that the first event in your life is totally out of your hands so everything after that is just being built up off of that, excuse me if this sounds ridiculous.