What happens is only one version of what could have happened. A combination of what is possible, the decisions we make, and randomness. What can happen is largely determined by our world view and our path. Our world view is determined by where we are born, our genetics, and the experiences that present themselves. The decisions we make are based on the way we have seen the world. Our memories. Our relationships. How we piece those memories together to build a story to describe who we are and what we want. Throw the story together with our emotions, and we deal with what the world throws at us. We cope. Our emotions dance with the world - affected by what we eat, how we sleep, the space we make, the support we get and how we deal the the story we are one small part of. We take the next step.