So I was reading your little byline
Optimistic author, artist, and actor, who just happens to be four feet tall. “Life isn’t about the challenges you face, but how you respond to them.”
and I believe we may just become friends on this journey. My twist on the old overused psych nature/nurture phrase Product of your environment is that no —
We aren’t products of our environment; we are products of how we respond to that environment. We can bloom in the desert, or wilt in paradise. It is all dependent on our attitude and our behavior — the only things on this earth within our control.
You seem to speak my language. Nice to meet you. :)