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adebo ifesanya

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What from your childhood experience produced "what" or "who" you are now?

Freeman Hrabowski said, "we are all products of our childhood experience..." I was conflicted on this statement, one part of me thinks this seals my possibilities now, so I refuse it but then another part thinks there is truth to the statement looking at my past. As a Nigerian kid, I gave up a childhood dream of building space shuttles simply because I was presented a career option that guaranteed me "life success", by someone who new nothing about my dream. Two decades later I can say I was a product of that choice.

And as Jason Prager said, "Who was I? Was I who I had been ... before this road divided my life like the spine of an open book? Were all of us the results of things done [or said] to us ... our bodies, their endowments and deficits? It seems that we could be nothing more than genes and experiences," who and what.

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  • Apr 10 2013: I would not be surprised if just a few people would provide an answer to this and be sure of it.
    So many things go into the making of a human being. Even though childhood years speaks of a foundation; but on it a whole lot is built by choices, circumstances and opportunities. Our experiences are unique within the context of humanity; hence the saying "We are one, but not the same".

    We are what we are; and we are who we are. Who we say we are; and who people say we are, may be different from who and what we really are.
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      Apr 12 2013: But that last statement "Who we say we are; and who people say we are, may be different from who and what we really are." How can any of us BE if we don't know or are confuse about "who I are"? That would be a susceptible life with chaos.

      (Thanks for your comment)

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