Everything that we are not and everything that we shall ever be...all of it...the entire story is written by the people we meet.
However much we may believe that we create our own lives...it has to be acknowledged that a lot of who we are is courtesy the people we have met.
Some of us have siblings. We grow up with them. Sharing, laughing, fighting and loving each other. Some of us grow up alone. The alone kids have a whole universe within themselves.
I remember my life defining moment. It was when my roommate at college told me that she had got two coffee mugs...one for herself and one for whoever her roommate was going to be.
And yes, it's been 10 years since then...we are still sharing, laughing, fighting and loving each other!
The people we date...and the reason we break up with them... These, kind of, change the person that we were before we met them or broke up with them. Some good and some bad...their influences, their choices, their likes and dislikes...they leave an imprint on us.
The colleagues we make and the work we do...they help us understand what we can never be good at. That in turn helps us figure out who we actually are.
We have values and ideals of our own. The foundation, perhaps, remains same but our values and principles evolve over time. We realise how we really want our life to be and that's what moulds our way of life.
Life is ever changing. We may long of things we have lost but somehow nothing is ever lost. The people you have met and lost have left an imprint on you. We carry all the interactions and relationships inside us...as experiences. They help us grow.
We may be the architect of our own fortune but it's mostly our choices to be with the people we want to be with that defines the way our life turns out to be.
Pretty fascinating...I feel!