We spend most of the beginning of our lives figuring out who we want to be, what we want to do, where we want to go, and so on and so forth. But how do these decisions and the ever-changing events in our lives end up shaping who we become? What alters our decisions and choices and makes us, us? What role do the people we meet and emotions we face play, in who we eventually become? And how do they also change us for the better or for the worse? While there is no certain or definite answer to any of these questions, let’s try to answer some of them anyways and hopefully discover more about who we are and what shapes us as human beings.
Throughout our lives, our relationships with family, friends, teachers, and other people we spend time with will influence our decisions, emotions, and actions. As a kid, they provide a model for what is acceptable behavior and teach us how we should apply their example to our own actions. As we grow older, we use their decisions and the outcomes of these decisions to further determine our own actions and what the potential outcome for ourselves might be. These people we trust provide the information we need to make good decisions while simultaneously, build good character and values.