Some people love control. They cannot live without asserting their ‘authority’ over items, situations and people in their world.
It’s a vexing question... just how do we deal with these or contend for our own?
This question can be answered effectively in an unorthodox sort of way. Simply observe them in the midst of their lives. Beyond their wills they’re not controlling anything. This can almost cause us to be sad for them. It’s worse for the poor people who are married to these.
But, if we have the safety of distance—and we are our own persons, which helps—we can see for ourselves from our observations of them, that ‘taking control’ of life is really the wrong way. It’s the wrong path.
It will never get us indwelling peace, joy and contentment.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.