The Culture of Control, Hugh Mackay

December 13, 2008

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Thinking we can fashion all outcomes is the surest way to our own disappointments, writes Hugh Mackay.

Your flight has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control … This store will be closed until further notice due to circumstances beyond our control … Unemployment is rising due to circumstances beyond our control …

Question: Which circumstances are not beyond our control? Isn’t it the very nature of circumstances – favourable or unfavourable – to be beyond our control? Aren’t circumstances things that shape us, things we react to, rather than things we create?……

You must go read this article now. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/the-culture-of-control/2008/12/12/1228585118407.html

– Craig

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