What should you control?


The stoic philosopher Epictetus made the deceptively simple observation that some things are under your control, and some things are not. His advice is to ignore the things that are not under your control, and that’s great advice.

I think you can break it down further. Of the things you can control, some things should be under your control, and some things should not.

Just because you can control something doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

I wonder what Epictetus would say about that. But I don’t have any control over his opinion, so I believe it anyway.