I am not who I am because of the things I have learned, but because of the things that I have overcome. – Tamara Baruhovich
I’m going to be honest…I disagree with this quote on some levels. I totally agree that the things in our lives that we have to fight against, or overcome play a HUGE roll in making us the people we are today. But I also totally believe that in my live, I have learned things that have helped me to overcome the struggles I face. Also we learn from the things we overcome. I am not, however who I am just from sitting in a classroom, or studying a book. Nobody is that one dimensional – at least I hope their not. Who we are today is a combination, or better yet, a compilation of so many different things. And who I am tomorrow is going to be based in large part upon what I learned today, and what I achieved today, and what knocked me down today.