The question of whether we can freely choose between several possibilities without us just imagining this freedom or confusing it with chance leads us to the truth about our responsibility. For if we had something to answer for, which came from us but was not decided by us, it would be no more than the responsibility of a cloud for its rain.
To find the solution, we consider the simple choice between two continuations of our day, for example, whether we go to the cinema or the theater. Actually, we like both, though sometimes we feel more like one thing than the other. Today we really do not care; we could as well throw a coin. But we do not - that would be too cheap. We are thinking about. We put ourselves in the cinema, then in the theater, and back in present, and so on. In this way we circumscribe the wholeness of the decisive situation, the present being its center. Strictly speaking, this center is infinitely small, right in the middle of the whole circumscription with all its details. That is, in us.