1. “I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”― Jorge Luis Borges
There will be moments during your educative career where you’ll question certain actions, moments, choices and maybe even yourself. I once had a yoga teacher who told me that our lives are like a stone wall. Each moment, choice, memory, and anything that has ever influenced us makes up the stone wall. All of these experiences influence who we are. It can inspire us to change in the future if we weren’t satisfied with our stone wall.
2. “So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.” — Stephen Chbosky
We can’t control certain factors of our lives. We can’t control where we were born, the family we have, sometimes even what we look like or what illnesses we have. We can only take these and utilize them as catalysts to help us reach our potential.
3. "The trouble is, you think you have time.” — Presumably Buddha but unknown
When growing up it is easy to believe we have the world at our fingertips and our whole lives ahead of us. We really don't know any of that. We just have to utilize our time and our efforts as best we can.
4.“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” — Eric Roth
Similar to the first quote, it is argued that we are what we experience. The same could be said for the ones we don’t.