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    0% and 100% -- like you I believe in choosing an attitude as 'control'--in which way I can take complete responsibility of my life. And yet, of course, who I am has been very greatly determined by forces outside of my control--the environment, my genetics, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjur View Post
    I'd say 90%-95%, I do not believe in not having control over ones own life. I believe in giving that control up or not pursuing it enough, or just simply miscalculations, but I do not believe in fate.

    But in essence, I believe life is controllable.
    Such delusion..............

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    Control over the things that happen in my life *shrug* sometimes complete control sometimes seemingly none, I do however have 100% control over my reactions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    I do however have 100% control over my reactions.
    You control your reactions completely? I haven't met anyone with such power. If I hit you, can you decide that your body doesn't react to that in any way? Your reflexes are only one example of how you are unable to control yourself completely. Or, do you count reflexes and anything unconscious to also be your reaction? That's not really control, is it?

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    I'd say I control about 70% of my life, because that's all I can really control without running up against limitations.

    I leave the other 30% open to avoid stress that might occur from trying to control everything, and just sort of up in the air so that if anything comes up, I can deal with it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    Not much control, but I'm guessing that it would be a lot less interesting if I was in control of everything about it- the thrill of life is it's unpredictability, isn't it?
    No.
    Dost thou love Life? Then do not squander Time; for that's the Stuff Life is made of.

    -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, June 1746 --

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    You control your reactions completely? I haven't met anyone with such power. If I hit you, can you decide that your body doesn't react to that in any way? Your reflexes are only one example of how you are unable to control yourself completely. Or, do you count reflexes and anything unconscious to also be your reaction? That's not really control, is it?
    How I perceive a situation and how I chose to react emotionally. My instinctual reflexes may knee you but I have control over if I choose to get angry with you or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    How I perceive a situation and how I chose to react emotionally. My instinctual reflexes may knee you but I have control over if I choose to get angry with you or not.
    You believe you can choose if you want to feel a certain emotion or not? If that was possible, I'd choose to feel happy all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    You believe you can choose if you want to feel a certain emotion or not?
    I can choose what emotion to have in response to each specific situation. I can't stop bad stuff happening.

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    I have absolutely no control over what happens in my life or the people in my life and I don't care to. What I work on (daily) is being in charge of what I think and how I act. Sometimes I do that well, other days less well.
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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