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what you can control and what you can not control

        In our day-to-day living, there are things and situations that we can control and, in turn, we can change them as we wish.
        On the other hand, there are also things and situations that we can not control and, therefore, we can not change them even if we wished.
        Examples of what we can control:
        -- how much food we eat during the day
        -- how much television we want to watch
        -- how we react to events in our life
        -- what time we go to bed and what time we get up
        -- which direction to take in our careers
        -- whom we want to date and even marry
        -- how happy or sad we feel today
        Examples of what we can not control:
        -- how happy or sad our boss feels today
        -- how busy the pharmacy is going to be today
        -- how much money the pharmacists make
        -- how the weather is going to be today
        -- how the traffic is going to be when we go to work
        -- when our friends and relatives get sick
        -- when or if our close relatives lose their jobs
        The point to be made here is that a lot of people spend a lot of time and energy trying to change life circumstances that they can not really do much about. A lot of us spend a great deal of time worrying about situations that we have no direct control over. As a result, we get depressed, sad, mad, violent, or even suicidal because events may not be happening as we wished.
        On the other hand, we need to focus our time and energy on those things and situations that we can really have control over. We need to set achievable goals and have realistic expectations. How we control our time is absolutely up to each of us. We definitely need to establish priorities and then implement them with confidence and persistence. Life is what we make it. We are what we think we are (quote from the famous Greek philosopher Socrates)





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