There are a lot of factors when trying to predict an avalanche. You have wind, aspect, elevation, snowpack, storm snow, slope angle, temperature…
So, instead of trying to predict, it is far better to have a set of rules to help you make decisions. Based on those external factors, you can then decide how much risk you are willing to take.
It turns out, we can build a similar system in our day-to-day lives. You can choose to spend your time, emotional energy, resources on:
Things you can control
Things you cannot control.
We can’t control people or how they will act, we can’t control the weather, we can’t control whether someone will follow social distancing.
Yet, we can always control our attitude. We can choose to lift where we stand.
The reality is there are only a few things we can ever control. The things we can control need to be taken very seriously. And then let the chips fall.