Mario waved his arms, trying to explain. "It was the weirdest dream. All the colors were different, and I could move, but I wasn't moving because of buttons on a controller, you know? It was like... I was the controller, except there wasn't actually any controller at all."
"Dude," said Yoshi, "you can't move without a controller. That's what moving means."
"I know! But it's like... I didn't have to obey the controller anymore."
"You make it sound like the controller dictates our actions," Yoshi scoffed. "The button gets pushed because that's where we want to go. That's free will."
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