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  • Writer's pictureAli Assareh

Too busy to be in control!

The Economist had a piece a couple of weeks ago about Chuck Yeager, air force pilot and the first person to break the sound barrier.

This passage particularly stood out to me:

"He knew how his plane should behave, how all the hardware worked, how the ejector seat and parachute would save him: knew it as a mechanic, which was his training. Armed with that knowledge, nothing much could surprise him. He was in firm control of what was right around him, and what he couldn't control, such as the enemy, or the outcome, or death, was not worth worrying about. He was too busy."

What a beautiful reminder, to aim to have "firm control" of what is right around us; and, to remember, that what we can't control is not worth worrying about. We are just too busy!

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