I know that I am the only one responsible for everything that is under my control.
No one else.
In this life you can only control your own actions, so why not just.. Make the most out of it while we still can? =D
As for your question, it's not that I am too used to the Singaporean JC way of writing GP essays, i.e. to sit on the fence bigtime, but I'd say that you have a certain extent of control over your future.
Granted, there are EXTERNAL factors which may come out of the blue, which may throw your path off course, even turn your life topsy-turvy. But what one can do about it, most of the time anyways, is to make choices to steer it back on course, or as you see fit.
Of course, no one, not even you will ever know whether the choices you have made are the best, but it doesn't really matter doesn't it. Because time only moves forward, at least with the current state of technology. And not surprisingly, for the things you feel regret about - it's always on hindsight.
why 'think' of something that hasn't even happen yet?
the future is but the ongoing process of various multiple influences and factors that come and interact together to produce a result(s), intricately and inseparably. which will in turn become an influence of another result, and so on.
despite Man's noble claim and pretense of "we control our own destiny", what we do and who we think we are - are nothing but a humble part of this elaborate web of interactions. no one factor can happen without the influence of another. without paying homage to this realisation, we will forever be grasping at the futility of 'total control'.
like what night86mare said, just know - and do, as a member of this world.
hey, how's that for a midnight bullsh*T! :bsmilie: