When you can't control what is happening around you, challenge yourself to control the way in which you respond. That is where your true power lies. You can always control how you respond and how you view the situation.
I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand. Although as an author I am responsible for making readers understand--a reader who doesn't understand is an unhappy reader. (And there is some value to leaving some questions unanswered.