That pretty much sums up life.
No one enters the world a perfectly-formed human being. We’re pretty much blank slates, gathering a store of experiences that mold us. That imbue us with a sense of being and purpose.
Those experiences are nothing without opportunities to grow and to learn and to change. The number and quality of the opportunities we’re presented with vary depending on a number of circumstances. Some of us let opportunities slip through our fingers. Others reach out and grab them in a death grip.
Those opportunities, those experiences pile up. They define the kind of people we are and become. That shapes our view of not only ourselves, but of others and the world at large.