How much of our lives and personality is a product of the time period we were born into? What would you be doing and who would you be if born just 100 years ago or 100 years from now.. 500 years.. 1000 years.. 10 k years..? Almost impossible to imagine but a blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things. You most probably would have been a totally different person in an entirely different role.
How much of who we are is as transient as the time periods we are born into and the roles we play in that time period? How flexible then is the construction (of self) to be remoulded and shaped once we realize this idea?