Many people seem to think that we are moulded by our surroundings, circumstances or opportunities (..and the lack thereof)
To a certain extent I agree with those observations, but I would argue that these are only the tip of the ice berg.
We are formed either through relationships or the lack thereof.
Think about it.
Circumstances alone can only accomplish so much, but a friend or foe within those circumstances usually cause us to act or react in a certain way. I mean, it is probably the relationship (friend or foe) that caused the situation in the first place.
The way in which we act, react or remain passively disengaged can tell us a great deal about the way we have been etched.
I would reason that life and all its ups and downs only set the stage for us to be shaped concerning our motives, values and beliefs. Yet, it is the people that share that stage with us, or their absence that puts the hammer to the chisel.
Who do you spend your time with?
Statistics show that we become like the five people we spend the most time with…
I’ve come to know someone that can’t be formed, but initiates it all the time. (how I came to know him is a discussion for another day)
Still, He is probably the person I spend the most time with out of the five that influences my becoming most.
Our relationships can either define or undermine us.
We are scalped by those who are actively present in our lives and even by those who are not.
Just a thought…