Did you ever stop to wonder why cowlicks were invented? Those crazy, wavy curls in the front of your hair? So you’d have something in your life you could try to control, of course! The tantalising nirvana of control is the goal of many – we want control over our bodies, our eating, our behaviour, our pets, children and partners.
Dictionary definitions range from ‘restraint’, ‘manipulation’ and ‘skill’, to ‘influence’ and ‘discipline’.
It’s interesting to consider how important these aspects are in our lives and what sorts of benefits they offer. And, how do they bring us happiness?