We exert control over ourselves and others in many ways. Talk about a time when you lost that control. This can go beyond the obvious emotional control into things like willpower, tidiness, self-discipline, physical prowess – any time that you felt your autonomy slipping away.
I’m complicating your life, he said.
You’re complicating your life, I replied.
But there was then, and is now, nothing I would’ve done differently.