All things unfold the way they will. We can speculate about our role in it, or imagine how much power a person might have to change any of it. The truth is that our power as sentient beings is in being able to be at perfect peace with it. “The Way is ever without action, yet nothing is left undone.” [Tao Te Ching chapter 37]
Our consciousness is constantly juggling concepts of time, right/wrong, danger/safety, responsibility, pain/pleasure… but where is the serenity to be found?