Fandango’s Provocative Question #40

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

This week’s provocative question is about control and how much control each of us has in our lives. I’d like to think I’m calling the shots in my own life, but I know that the reality is that there are all kinds of external factors and events that have influenced the trajectory my life has taken.

So I ask you this:

How much control do you believe you have over your own life?

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15 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #40

      • Stroke Survivor UK September 11, 2019 / 9:30 am

        There is a serious answer to this. If something is important enough to me, I want to feel like I’m in control of it. Or, to delegate control to somebody in whom I have confidence. If not, I’ll let someone else worry about it. That dividing line between care/don’t care has certainly changed with time for me – which might be actually due to getting older, or more likely due to specific events that have happened along the way. I’m more likely to shrug my shoulders these days. I’m better at realising the difference between important and fluff. I think.

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  1. pensitivity101 September 11, 2019 / 8:21 am

    Both of us hated living our lives for other people and always expected to be at their beck and call. I think now we have control over us and what we do, however, other forces thwart plans or wishes of what we’d like to do.

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    • Fandango September 12, 2019 / 3:02 pm

      I commented on your post, which gives you my own answer to this question, which is: not much.

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