“In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
A friend of ours recently purchased a new sports car. After enduring a tedious description of every detail, we asked him how the car handled.
“I don’t have it yet,” he replied. “I pick it up next week.”
Chagrined, we asked, “What? We thought you bought the car last week.”
“I did, but it’s not ready. It’s not my car. It’s just a factory car. I’ve got to make it mine.”
It turned out that our friend took his new car straight to an aftermarket shop to do a little “shaping.” He put on new wheels, new tires, new lights, a new spoiler, a different ...