The Delusion of Control
This material is based on my Volcano Theory.
The English language plays tricks on us that we either don’t notice, or just live with. For example, we erroneously say, “The sun rises and sets.”
We do this with people too. On the internet advertisers talk about “driving traffic” to a specific website.This kind of talk is a delusion that the advertiser’s methods can somehow control the choices a searcher makes and “drive” him or her to the website.
We often delude ourselves into thinking a parent can or should be able to control a child’s behavior. Here’s why that’s impossible.