The dangerous illusion of control

"That terrible things happen to perfectly good people. That perfectly good people can make terrible mistakes. That the world can be very capricious. We know it, but it’s helpful for just day-to-day functioning to forget that, and assume that we are in control. When these accidents happen, they’re just reminders that we only have partial control. I think that’s very difficult…" Maryann Gray accidentally ran over an 8-year-old boy who ran out into the road in front of his home. By the time he arrived at hospital, he had died. Police investigators at the scene determined that Maryann was not to blame for the accident, and told her she could leave. The accident was not her fault; nobody, n

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