We have free will. This means that we have the power to affect our future, and the future of others, as well as society and the world around us, through our own thoughts, behavior, contemplation, beliefs, choices, actions, apathy, determination and decisions. We cannot control outside events or how people will respond to us, but we can determine how we view, interpret, process or respond to them. The interplay between fate (pre-programmed, automatic, conditioned, traditional, cultural, religious or embedded responses) and free will (the power to choose) is part of the continuing human drama of evolution.