Meaning of Will

What is Will:

The willpower It is the intention or desire to do something. It also means ‘free will’. It is also used to refer to effort, courage and determination. In some cases, it is also used with the meaning of ‘love’, ‘dearness’. Comes from Latin voluntas, voluntatis which derives from the verb flew, flew (‘want’, ‘desire’).

will to power

will to power It is a philosophical concept of the German Friedrich Nietzsche. From this perspective, it is the basic principle of reality from which living beings develop. He indicates that the motivation of the human being is based on the achievement of his desires, the demonstration of strength and the scope of the place that he considers his right in the world, all of them demonstrations of the will to power. It also involves a process of expansion of creative energy that would correspond to the primordial internal force of nature.

Advance directive

The advance directive They are the wishes of a person expressed in full use of their mental faculties regarding the care of their body and their life in a possible future in the event that they become incapable of expressing this type of preferences. A person’s advance directive is a free and in-use expression of psychological conditions and therefore depends on the way of being of each person.

Will and intelligence

Both terms are faculties or capacities of the human being. A person’s will, consisting of his desires and intentions, does not always correspond to what intelligence indicates, specifically the so-called rational or practical intelligence. On many occasions the will does not respond to logical reasoning and obeys more to personal beliefs, interests, emotions and feelings. That is why sometimes a person’s mind is identified with intelligence and thought while the heart is associated with desires, with what a person wants. In reality, both abilities develop in the human brain and are interrelated. The so-called emotional intelligence, for example, works on the analysis and management of emotions through knowledge.