“ሰው በራሱ ፍቃድ የሚንቀሳቀስ ፍጡር ቢሆንም ፍቃዱን ግን በራሱ መፍቅድ አይችልም። የአንድ ሰው ፈቃድ በተለያዩ ውስጣዊና ውጫዊ አስገዳጅ ሁኔታዎች የታጠረ ነው። ይህ ከሆነ “ነፃነት” ብሎ ነገር የለም።”
In human freedom in the philosophical sense I am definitely a disbeliever.
Everybody acts not only under external compulsion but also in accordance
with inner necessity. Schopenhauer’s saying, that “a man can do as he will, but
not will as he will,” has been an inspiration to me since my youth up, and a
continual consolation and unfailing well-spring of patience in the face of the
hardships of life, my own and others’.
Albert Einstein, THE WORLD AS I SEE IT