What’s in Your Control and What’s Not: Understanding Life’s Boundaries

About Mindset.

Regia Marinho
3 min readMar 29


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There are certain things in life that people cannot control, no matter how much they try or wish to.

These things can cause frustration, disappointment, and stress, but it’s important to accept them and focus on the things that can be controlled.

Here are some examples of things that people cannot control.

Natural Disasters.

No one can predict or control natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires. These events can cause significant damage to property and even loss of life.

Other People’s Behavior.

People can’t control the behavior of others, no matter how much they may want to. They can only control how they react to it.


Aging is a natural process that everyone goes through, and no one can control it. As people age, their bodies change, and they may experience health issues and limitations.


People are born with a certain set of genes that determine their physical and mental characteristics. They cannot control the genes they inherit from their parents.

The Past Events.

People cannot change the past, no matter how much they may wish to. They can only learn from it and move forward.


Time is an unstoppable force that people cannot control. It moves forward regardless of what people do, and once it’s gone, it cannot be retrieved.

Other people’s opinions.

People cannot control what others think or say about them. They can only control their thoughts, words, and actions.


Death is an inevitable part of life, and people cannot control when or how it will happen. It’s important to focus on living life to the fullest while they can.

And The Future.

Also, I can not control the smoke of the locomotive.



Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer. https://regiaart.com