In a universe that is overwhelmingly composed of the unknown, it’s completely sensible that I’d want to learn to only control one thing: me. How do I behave when confronted with the unknown? That seems to be an essential question. I didn’t always feel this way, though.
I was a building controls designer and programmer for years (HVAC, lighting, etc.). You’d think a controls guy would be able to give all kinds of lessons on how to be in control. Back in the day, I struggled with admitting how out-of-control I was. Today, that admission is a relief. Not because I want to convey to others that I’m hapless and ineffective. But rather because I’m far more focused on the nature of reality, and its’ unknowns, than I was before. I consider that quite an improvement.