Now THIs is the best definition of free-will I've ever heard.
Awww, shucks! *blushes*
However, just because we currently mostly experience it as free, however, if you really pay attention to life as you experience it, you will notice that often we actually do feel not in control of our own situation.
I'm afraid there's a mixture of language games going on here. I, too, at times feel as though I was not in control of a situation. I was forced to do something I did not want. Things happened outside of my control. Those are things that happen, but I'm afraid that is not what I am speaking of, and the fact that those two are real things does not negate anything I said. The fact that you are able to put together that you were not in control is your mind moving freely. Your experience. There is never a time when you or I wake up without our control as our bodies run us across the house making food, getting changed, and cleaning the house. These are all things we do and as we do them we experience them as free. Often times these debates you hear someone say, "I feel as though I made the choice to go to the mall", "I feel like I decided I wanted a cheeseburger and not a quesadilla" or "I feel like I made the decision to forgive my father." None of these things happen in a way that our experience is not free. We do feel like we made those choices. You could never experience life in any other way. I reckon this is Kant's unity of experience stuff. The faculties of the mind are things all humans have and we have in the same way.
Also, I think Determinism is a very important concept. Determinism can only be seen backwards (we cannot know the totality of all in order to know the future), and thus that being the case we should look at situations, understand why they happened, and try and create better outcomes.
Determinism and free will exist. They simply exist in two different realms.
Our minds are capable of feeling both as if they are freely doing things, and as if they are but robots doing what we are programmed to do.
Determinism in practice, as opposed to just blabbing about it, could be put to good use in society if people actually were taught to think critically about it more often. Is that poor young black man from the slums doomed to a life of crime? Or can we change his circumstances, change the variables as it were and prevent the bad things before they happen? Determinism, when put in to practice in this way, could do a lot to improve everything from individual personal betterment to large scale social betterment to environmental change.
But I don't hold out a lot of hope for people to start trying to view the world in this way. Most people can't even shed the warm illusion of being a special loved creation at the center of the creators universe.
It's a lot easier to blame people for choosing to be evil or bad, punish them, lock them up, then pat ourselves on the back for being the good guys.