I was listening to an older gentleman speak the other day and he said something I can’t seem to stop thinking about.
This old man told me his experiences and upbringing made him the man he is today. At first I didn’t think much of the statement.
As a college student, the thought of going home for Christmas break is easily my biggest motivation the last three weeks of school.
Whether you love or despise your upbringing, going back to the environment you were raised in makes it difficult not to agree with the old man’s comment.
Although initially the statement was a comforting thought, it eventually evolved into a polarizing question.
That is: am I merely a product of my environment?