Welcome 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 — or lack thereof.I’ve never been someone who believes in fate or predestination. I’ve always felt that I am in control of my life. The decisions I have made, my actions, and my choices have, for better or for worse, gotten me to where I am. And because these decisions, actions, and choices were mine, I believed that I was in control.
But now I’m not so sure anymore. With all the shit that is going on around us — the pandemic, extreme partisan politics, social unrest, corruption at the highest levels of the government, the WordPress block editor — I’m starting to feel that I no longer am in control of my life.
Maybe I’m being a bit melodramatic about the way I’m feeling these days, and I don’t know if anyone else is feeling somewhat overwhelmed and out of control as I am. But I guess there’s one way to find out, and that brings me to this week’s provocative question:
To what degree have you been able to control the course that your life has taken? Or is being in control of your life just an illusion?
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