Illusion of control

Fraser Illusion

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To remember:

  • illusion of being in control of your own life = an intricate one.
    entertain dreams of kids +  letting them believe => Making them see a perfect illusion of the world > utopian world
  • Sometimes perseverance isn’t the key
  • Fate = key
  • external locus of control

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Additional reading:

  1. My life…
  2. Your struggles develop your strengths
  3. Suffering produces perseverance
  4. Just be yourself…
  5. Developing new energy
  6. Kindness
  7. Continuing Paul’s Prayer Requests
  8. A Living Faith #5 Perseverance
  9. A Living Faith #7 Prayer
  10. God’s wrath and sanctification

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  • Locus Of Control Is Alive And Well In The Workplace (thoughtcatalog.com)
    Locus of control is the idea that people have direct power over events in their own lives. Furthermore, locus of control involves how these events impact, motivate, or empower a person on a multitude of levels. There is a measurable means of pinpointing where someone’s locus of control falls in the grand scheme of things. This brings us to the concept of internal (inner) versus external (outer) locus of control.
  • A Hundred Days to Happiness #21: Happiness in the Face of Stress (davidicuswong.wordpress.com)
    Distress, however, is from negative stress or stress that overwhelms us. This can affect us mentally and physically. It can take the form of competing demands from your work, school, home or social lives, an abusive or adversarial relationship, or situations that seem beyond your control.We function at our best when the challenge of our activities matches our resources and abilities. An example would be the perfect job that absorbs all of your attention, engages your talents and provides you with the time and support you need.
  • No More Mister Nice Guy (lewrockwell.com)
    Nice Guys take a passive approach to life and relationships. Instead of standing up for themselves, they let others walk all over them. They’re pushovers and perennial People Pleasers. Nice Guys have a hard time saying no to requests — even unreasonable ones. They’re considerate to a fault. When they want or need something, they’re afraid to ask for it because they don’t want to inconvenience others. Nice Guys also avoid conflict like the plague. They’d rather get along than get ahead.
  • The one about getting distracted, mean tweets and balance #28daysofwriting (chrisharte.typepad.com)
    Our young people are constantly jacked in to a stream of distractions, from Facebook (which they are all abandoning like rats apparently), to Instagram, the deliberately ephemeral SnapChat and the exponentially exploding YouTube, with 100 hours of new video being uploaded every minute.
  • Social Mobility and “Locus of Control” (cato.org)
    Plenty of research confirms that everyone likes to attribute their successes in life to their own virtues, and their disappointments to misfortune.  Only at the end of the article does it float the possibility that the causality may, at least in part, run in the other direction: That believing it’s a matter of luck how one fares in life may lead one to do less well, while believing (even somewhat unrealistically) that your fate is in your own hands is a prerequisite for having the motivation to do as well as you can. Perhaps—and there’s a whiff of paradox here—a belief in that kind of personal responsibility for outcomes is one of the lucky advantages that affluent parents pass on to their children.
  • Tremendous Power Lies In Your Hands (kisslesslove.com)
    In order to be successful at any one endeavour we decide to pursue from the depths of our mind, is simply through massive actions. If we were to admit that the outcome of any events because of external circumstances, then we fail to exercise our power as a strong person.Luck then becomes a scape goat for our lack thereof. Therefore, it is dangerous if we consistently push outcomes as a result of luck. In fact, powerful people have been identified with strong internal locus of control. This means that they firmly believe their lives are a result of their actions and inaction.
  • Modesty and the Lust of Men (godaslove.wordpress.com)
    Women are told that if they do not conceal their femininity adequately, they will “cause” men to fall prey to the sin of “lust.”
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    The temptation to sin comes from within a person, not from without. It is also important to recognize that we can always say “no”: “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure” (1 Corinthians 10:13, NLT).
  • Talkin’ About Your Generation (psychologicalscience.org)
    We tend to view our preferences and idiosyncrasies as inherently singular — a unique cocktail of traits that emerges from mixing genetic predispositions with our familial and social experiences. But ever since Karl Mannheim proposed his theory of generations in a seminal 1923 essay, researchers have tried to elucidate the influence of the sociocultural environment — including those influences unique to each generation — on aspects of our personalities and attitudes.
  • God’s voice or mine? Knowing the difference, (part 5, reputation) (faithsighanddiy.com)
    Whenever we are deciding what behavior is or is not right for us as followers of Christ, the one thing we mustn’t do is adopt any behavior or give up any behavior in an attempt to appear more righteous or holier than we are. Whatever we decide should be because we simply want to become closer to God. Jesus condemned the Pharisees who used their behavior as a means of appearing better than anyone else, while at the same time treating people poorly. Integrity is more important than image.
  • Letters: Teaching Character in Our Schools (rss.nytimes.com)

    if schools learn to teach beyond grit alone, it won’t. The best schools are already pairing grit (or more eloquently, resilience) alongside other character skills like creativity, teamwork, ethics, curiosity and time management.

    When it comes to developing children in this way, we don’t simply want a swinging pendulum; we need schools to function like clockwork.

     

Awordseeker

The illusion of you being in control of your own life is quite an intricate one.
Just like adults entertain the dreams of kids bt letting them believe that they have built an actual castle in stead of a sand one.
We let them feel they can do whatever they want.
Are we making them brave,by having the courage to dream? By letting them believe that dreams do come true? Or are we damaging their sense of the reality . Making them see a perfect illusion of the world. A utopian world which doesn’t exist. Are we building them up for a big heartbreak for their future when the reality of life and the world comes crashing down on them?
The fact is that sometimes no matter what you do, it’s never enough. Sometimes perseverance isn’t the key. Fate is. Sometimes even in moments of utter desperation you know no…

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  1. I received something that said there was a pingback to this site but I can’t find it. Would you please send me a comment and explain. There were also four comments but I can’t access them. Don’t know if they were meant for me or not. Thanks so much and God bless.

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    • Dear Rebecca, You could not see the link to your site, though it is under the article “Illusion of control” by ‘awordseeker’, in the remarks by us ‘guestpeaker’, the 9th link: God’s voice or mine? Knowing the difference, (part 5, reputation) (faithsighanddiy.com), with the quote: “Whenever we are deciding what behavior is or is not right for us as followers of Christ…..”

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