“You are who you choose to be”

I just saw this quote on Pinterest and I immediately thought it was a little silly. Let’s see if we can decipher what it means.

First I need to apply it to my life right now. So if I am the person I chose to be right now, I know that this is untrue. There are certain things in life you can’t control. No matter how much you disagree with this, it’s true. You can’t control when someone close to you dies. How can you control a health condition nobody even knew existed? You can’t. What about work restructuring? You can’t control that. Even if you’re the star employee, you can still lose your job.

The upside to all this is there are some things you can control such as where you want your career to go. You can also control your diet and your tan.

But if I apply that quote to who I am today, there are a dozen things that don’t relate to that quote at all.

If we don’t want to pick it apart I guess I can agree to a point. But there are way too many things in play for me to take that quote seriously.

What about you? Is this quote relatable at all to your life?