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What makes you who you are?
Is it in your nature?
Or is it in the way you were raised?
Does your blood seal your fate?
Are you trapped by your environment?
Or is there something else?
Can you break away through sheer stubbornness?
Are you the exception to the rule?
Do nature and nurture
Mold you into what you are?
Or do neither have an influence?
If it's all in your nature,
Or all in your upbringing,
How can you possibly affect it?
Is there something deep within your soul
That guides you to your purpose?
What makes you who you are?

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But only in their dreams can men be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus 'twill be. - Dead Poets Society


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The following comments are for "Who You Are"
by Zaira

Love it
I can relate to all the questions,
And I'm sure others can, too.
Hence, I have no suggestions,
But my interest does accrue.

( Posted by: pvidonic [Member] On: March 18, 2007 )

who?
...the questions in this piece challenge any reader who is searching for self-definition or redefining...

for the comfortable at heart, i suppose there would be a strong answer to each, as none of us can escape the 'rules', 'nature', or 'nurture' that forms our world-view--Even if we eventually decide to change it.

thanks for this thought provoking piece.

( Posted by: innarae [Member] On: March 18, 2007 )





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