|Image thanks to Micheal Kwan, who questions:
“Are you the puppeteer or are you the puppet?”
Personally, being brought up without a specific religion, I am inclined to follow the internal locus control way and scored 78% internal, 22% external in a test.
However, I find Rotter’s theory a somewhat Western atheistic approach on how to look at things.
What I mean is that when we seperate schools of thought, we get a division of people who leave things up to chance and higher powers, thereby generally considered being less successful of achieving progress, against the more dominant and prospering self-made people, who like to believe that in practically any situation one can take destiny into own hands. “Internal” people seem to try and find out how to control external factors, without asking why they are so anxious to control things in the first place. How much does this bring you happiness?
In my opinion it could very well be that one is satisfied feeling to be the puppeteer of some, but without being aware that at the same time they are the puppet of others. And this pyramid the structure of powers might be a very complex one.
Quote of the day: “Take everything in moderation. Including moderation.”