We are born into a life.
The life is waiting there.
We don’t pick it, we step into it: parents, first born or last, the part of the country, the part of the world, our appearance, the efficiency of our brain.
Then a time comes when we realize that we also have choices, and so we start the task of building our own life – an impossible task considering the number of days we are given to complete it. However, I don’t think that’s important; what is important is to begin.
Hugh Prather, 1977