Pearls for Annie
Absolute control is not possible. There are events over which humans have no control: earthquakes, weather, sunspots, etc. Some control is possible. The degree of control is between absolute and none. Control over others is not advisable. Self-control is most desirable. An objective perspective increases the degree of control whereas a subjective perspective decreases it. The most difficult aspect of change to control is time. The easiest is matter. Space and energy are in between. The more information one has relative to a desired change, the more control one will have in effecting the change. It is easier to control change that is gradual.
Those individuals or groups who wish to control others use the following strategies:
Instill fear, create guilt, maintain poverty and ignorance, provide ritual/symbols and teach myth.