All the time in most major aspects of life.
We have no individual control over government or religious policies that are inappropriate for the majority.
We have some control over our health, but that too is limited by our lack of knowledge of how things are affecting us physically (such as the genetically modified foods we eat). We have absolutely no control over this process even if we knew exactly what foods we are eating that ARE 'modified' or the end results of eating them.
We can empathize with those around us who are hurting, in dire poverty, hungry, lost and in pain, but unless we have the financially resources to eradicate the problems on a global scale we are limited to those closest to us, and that too is limited by our finances, resources and knowledge of why people are in distress in the first place.
So, there is nothing we can actually say we are completely in control of in this life, unless that is the decision to end it.