Egoism controls everything in our life. Anything that appears to be an altruistic act is all calculation for self-satisfaction. A calculation that sought out to receive pleasure. As a result, people constantly face with inner pressure and outer pressure.
We have far from what free will looks like: our characters are shaped by the values of people around us, our motifs and desires are shaped by the media nowadays.
This reality is not so different from what is depicted in The Matrix trilogy (I’ve just rewatched it the other day, still mind-blowing)- where we are living in delusions fed by a bigger system. Certain programs are installed to guide our life path. People are not ready to be unplugged. The only thing matters is that whether we choose to break free or not — blue pill or red pill.