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In class on Thursday, we discussed to what extant we have control over our decisions, interactions, and thoughts. We all wanted to believe that there is a sense of randomness mixed with choice that leads our lives rather than a set algorithm. This gives us a sense of agency and control rather than believing our lives are more strongly influenced by others rather than ourselves. This discussion made me think about the movie Inception. If not all of you have seen it, the movie revolves around the idea that during a dream, an idea can be suggested in someone’s head so that he/she believes it originated in his/her own thoughts. Being immersed in a certain culture and set of ideologies is very similar. A certain behavior is observed in your surroundings, you subconsciously take it in, and then you think that way as well!   


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