by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds
Our society does not make it easy to control what you can control.
One of the aphorisms to live by here at Of Two Minds is control what you can. We don’t control the erosion of our money from inflation, the state’s vast criminalization machinery, the nation’s foreign policies or the central bank’s free money for financiers policies.
So what do we control? Amazingly enough, we still control a few things. We control what we eat (at least those of us who aren’t institutionalized do), what fitness/ stretching/ bodywork routine we do or don’t do, and we still control what we do with our surplus money: we can salt it away as savings rather than spend it, and we control where to invest our savings.
Here’s a couple of thoughts on productively controlling what we can control.