In the old evolutionary stages, in slavery society, in feudalism, the ordinary man was not free enough. In his private choices, for example choosing of profession or marital partner he was subjected to the will of his ruler or authority in his family. With the growing up of mankind, the free will grows in all fields of life simultaneously.
Many present-day men do not want to use their free will. It is more convenient for them when other people decide instead of them. The ability of making independent decisions is connected with free will. Thus, from this fact it follows also the responsibility for consequences. Many people, be it consciously or not, do not want to fully use their free will just from this reason.
Men thinking that they have not free will belong to another group. They are being governed by their negative tendencies and features to such an extent that the law of reciprocal action hinders them to escape from the consequences. The weakness may only be overcome when all laziness for removing of the negatives may be concentrated by the yearning for the change connected with the recognition of the causes of these negatives.
Many people drink alcohol instead or accuse others of the responsibility for their destiny. Other people waste their time escaping from this situation – in work or hobbies in order not to have to concern themselves with their own lives. Problems then mount, frustration set inside and outside, enjoyment of life disappear even under favored conditions, emptiness governs action and speech, malicious intent toward others unburdened, and one sinks deeper into the pit of endless suffering.
Only the exercise of free will, taking full responsibility of action and thought, knowing their consequences, making full use of reason and discrimination desolves personal suffering.