Yesterday’s group therapy topic was
Since I’m in control of writing this, I’ll now tell you I can’t control my surprise about having written only one previous post with the word “control” in the title during all my one thousand, one hundred and thirty-six consecutive days of controlling this WordPress blog. I can’t control the past, even though I might wish I’d written more about this important topic. And — as it says in that one previous controlling post — I can’t control what any of you might do, but I can suggest that you click on the link for Day 140: We cannot control other people.
Having/not having control can bring up a lot of feelings for people, including:
- hate, and
- many, many more.
Since I’m in control here, I’m not going to look up supporting articles for this statement, but I think studies show that human beings need to believe they have some measure of control over their lives in order to thrive and be happy.
I can’t control what other photos are on my iPhone from yesterday. Actually, I can control them enough to bring them over here, like so:
What are your thoughts about control, at this point in this controlled and controlling post?
I can’t control whether you leave a comment, but I can control how I respond to your response to this post about control.
Uncontrolled gratitude to all those who helped me take control of this post and to you — of course! — for the control to show up here, today.