“We never shape the world. The world shapes us.”Toni Morrison
Students are in the midst of figuring out who they are and how they can influence the world. Some feel helpless because it seems that they were born into a difficult situation or have experienced an unfair share of pain and heartache. Others feel almost superhuman and think they have the power to change anything they want. And for so many others, the truth of one’s power of self-determination is unclear and revealed slowly, over time and experiences.
According to American novelist Toni Morrison, you have no control to shape the events around you. The world defines who you are.
You have influence over the world and can determine who you are.
Do you have influence over the world?