That's the kind of liberty I long for I guess. The liberty that comes from a certainty of will. >>6334
I believe that "free will" and by extension any will or wish/want is something that is out of our control. There is however control, laws that govern this world.
The second part of my belief system is that our own reality is but a layer of the whole existence - be it an infinity of parallel universes or nested realities based on simulations, perhaps a bit of both. Considering this structure of existence, then free will within a level of reality becomes possible, but it also gets conflated with Omniscience.
If I were such an entity as to know everything about a universe, I could act with maximum efficiency towards accomplishing any goal within that universe. That would mean, for me, to have IDEAL free will. Based on this definition of free will (seeing it as efficiency), it becomes a spectrum on which each conscious system resides. Alas... this still wouldn't provide meaning, but it would provide the liberty necessary for pursuing your goals / directives , which are generated for you by the most basic levels of existence's frame.