Technical problems caused me to lose a longish post following SeventhCrow's here. So I'll make my response concise this try.
Who wants to provide an argument in favor of the belief or notion that any of us choose our desires?
Shouldn't people be free to choose to live life how they will within the constraints of their desires? -- So long as that choice harms none? or is otherwise ethically okay?
I don't know why or how our desires go as they go, and I'm a longtime student of philosophy and psychology. Some combination of nature and nurture -- or? Hardly a settled question.
I cannot choose to favor brussels sprouts (least favorite veggie) over asparagus (my favorite). I can choose to eat either one -- just barely -- if forced to do so for survival reasons.
Last edited by River; 08-25-2009 at 08:58 PM.