The adventure of life is like sailing in a small ship. We can adjust the sails and rudder but the wind and waves are mostly in control. Reaching our goals, changing them when the situation proves they are unobtainable, recovering from unexpected hardships, succeeding when it seems all is lost; in the end we have much less control than we believe. This makes life scary but it also makes it exciting and enjoyable.
I wrote this quote, inspired by a post from the Aphorism of the Day blog.