For all my autonomy, I am still affected to some extent by the decisions of other people. For example, at some point over the next seven days or so, I will receive the yes-or-no outcome of two potentially significant decisions. Either way won't be life-changing, but a yes could make things easier - if not make a difference. The frustrating thing is that there is an element of subjectivity, to a greater or lesser extent, over which I have no control. What do I do if the answer is a no? I carry on in the same direction as before, just maybe by a more circuitous route.