I'd have to say that some parts of our life are under our control, but others are obviously not. If you live in an area that is hit with an earthquake, the aftermath and cleanup operations might be partially under your control, but much of the disaster was totally outside your (or anybody's control).
There are thousands of things in our life that are not under our control (getting cut off in traffic, a flat tire). The point is to control the things that you can. To say that all life is under our control flies in the face of obvious reality.