Everything we think and do has ramifications.
Some are seen immediately, some take decades to manifest.
We create a language and place value on the outcomes of our “free will”, which typically are valued as either good or bad.
We all know that sometimes, what we perceive as a good thing, later turns out to be a bad thing and sometimes the ramifications of free will are seen a bad thing, but later are re-assessed as a good thing.
Either way, good or bad, right or wrong; it is all perception anyway.
The only thing for certain is, free will is not free.
There is always an outcome in every thought and action, even if it is just prompting additional thoughts or actions.
We should just call it will, because there is nothing free about it.
The problem with calling it free, is it creates, or allows us to perceive freedom in our thoughts and action, when there is no freedom, for we are forever bound by our will, regardless of whether we can perceive it or not.
Yes, you can do whatever you want; take any stance or stand; you can even go against our nature and/or design and place a value of the thought or action as being right, good or acceptable. You can even call it bad and do or think it anyway.
Yes, you can do anything, but it is not free.
The problem with calling it free, is it gives us the impression that it is.