His mama was right to a certain extent, because you do have control over certain aspects of your life. It’s unfortunate that I see A LOT of negative posts about friendships, relationships, work places and such. If the people that you are surrounding yourself with are not supporting, encouraging, motivating, inspiring or empowering you, then why do you allow it? YOU have the POWER to break free from negativity and surround yourself with positivity. Don’t settle for anything less!