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The Life Manual

Knowing What You Can and Cannot Control

“You can make yourself rest but you cannot make yourself sleep.”

Photo by Austin Neill on Unsplash

One of the most fascinating and frustrating things about life is knowing the difference between what you can and cannot control.

This is a large part of Reinhold Niebuhr’s “Serenity Prayer.” The first stanza reads,

“God, give me grace to…

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