“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control.”

Jack Kornfield
Ventriloquist Puppet Charlie McCarthy, 1936, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. ~Chris Pine

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. ~Pythagoras

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. ~ Albert Ellis


Control /kənˈtrōl/

noun – 1. the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events. “the whole operation is under the control of a production manager.” 2. a group or individual used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a survey or experiment. “they saw no difference between the cancer patients and the controls”

verb – 1. determine the behavior or supervise the running of. “he was appointed to control the company’s marketing strategy.” 2. take into account (an extraneous factor that might affect results) when performing an experiment. “no attempt was made to control for variations”

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