Does being congratulated for something out of your control just consolidate that it’s okay to also pin your hopes on those things (ie. things you can’t control?

If you get accepted into something, or approved of for something, or given something based on your performance… yes, you had some control over getting it, but largely (or sometimes entirely) the decision was out of your hands. So if you’re congratulated for it, is that sort of like being congratulated …

The Stoicism(?) of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll – Did the Seattle coach just undermine his own belief in his players (and/or in himself)? [+ The -for reals- Stoicism of: LA Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers]

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll is one of the most recognisable Stoics in the world (at least in the world of sports). And today, the Seattle Seahawks needed to win to make the NFL playoffs. But not only that, they needed another result to go their way, in a game that …