I believe that everyone has the power to make changes in their life by taking chances and making difficult choices. My thoughts on our nature align with the belief that we were born neutral. I strongly believe that our nature is influenced and changes with the course of time, within the institutions of family, friends, and, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I also believe that one’s personality is heavily influenced by the cultural and educational climate they grew up in. In my opinion, the only innate or inborn characteristics we acquire by birth are the animal ones. These include the need for nutrition, nourishment, and some sort of nurturing. Biological factors can also include genetic predispositions such as the risk for certain diseases. However, I believe that our personality and identity are developed throughout a lifetime, through the spaces we grew up around, the experiences we had there, and how we dealt with and conceptualize those experiences.