I’m glad that my friend Matt Moore has resumed blogging. Here’s his take on control:
There are two lies. One that we are not in control of our own destiny – what happens to us is the responsibility of others. Now this can be true – if you are a new-born infant. The other is that we are solely responsible for the outcomes of our lives. And this is true for no one – unless you gave birth to yourself (which I know to be physically impossible – I have diagrams). The truth is that whilst we are not wholly in control of our lives, no one else is either and we have the biggest stake in looking after ourselves. And the other thing to remember is that everyone else is in this position as well. So welcome to the club – treat the other members nice.
Well said. I think a lot of trouble gets caused when we slide to an either/or position on this!