Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our Time and Place

"Ah, how fine it is to imagine our other lives, a dozen possible other lives! But enough day dreaming! We are all hopelessly riveted to the date and place of our birth. Our 'self' is inconceivable outside the particular, unique situation of our life; it is only comprehensible in and through that situation."- Milan Kundera

A lot of who we are is based on where we live and the time period we are living in. I find this fascinating. There are so many variables that come into play when considering the personhood of an individual. Life has a way of shaping us. Despite the choices we make, there are many things outside our control that has shaped us to be who we are, whether we choose it or not. This is no coincidence. You have been faced with these circumstances, these situations of everyday living for a profound reason. It is your choice to decided what to do with your life inside the context of living you were provided with.

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