Our past is part of who we are. Our upbringing does help to mold us. Our relationships and interactions influence us. Our environment and surroundings impact us. And some...or much...of all this may be unhealthy, negative, and harmful to our present-day well-being. At some point, it is up to us to decide the type of person we want to be, in spite of our past, surroundings, and relationships. Your past and even your present need not define you. YOU define you. Be empowered. You matter.