Free will does not exist.
My personal theory, that I have only now just finalized from absorbing all your various comments is that, "THERE IS AND ISN'T FREE WILL"
Which then means it does not actually exist, because it cannot become a choice, therefore the closest title or definition we as human beings can describe it as is " AN ILLUSION "
Anyone that may believe that they are exercising thier own "free will" by reading this comment, or in fact any action they have ever done, I regret to inform them that they are wrong. Any action that has ever been done has needed a stimulus.
Go back to Newtons third law of motion, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Think about it, every action to this day that any living organism has ever done was because of another action. Even plants which are living entities that some may believe don't have a "conscious " still germinate, grow and feed because of another action.
Before I conclude, I want those that can to digest my following statement:
To be free is to carry out instructions or actions without any intent or reason (according to me).
Will, is to carry out instructions or actions with a goal or a purpose.(in my own words).
Which may mean "free" is the intangible act and "will" is the tangible act. None exists without the other
A simple example is eating. We all eat, or rather we know the act of eating. We cannot see or touch "hunger" however, we respond to it by "eating". And vice versa if we carry out the action of "eating" we intern do not feel "hunger".
Intangible needs tangible to exist and vice versa.
Therefore that it is why I have stated that free will doesn't not exist, because if anything can be something and something can be anything than it cannot be called anything and on and on and on it goes.
That's just want I think, it may be complete crazy talk I don't know.