We Are Never One Thing

We are never one thing, our lumbering potentialities stirred into being by situations in which chance and choice conspire to make us the people we are said to have been. — Maria Popova.

When I speak to groups I often talk about my journey without maps. When I came across Popova’s words they struck home. We all begin our adult life with great plans but circumstances and situations mold who we become. In Charlotte I have met many people whose “lumbering potentialities” were stirred by chance to take them where they never dreamed of going.

Don’t be discouraged when you come up an insurmountable wall in your life, consider it a detour that takes you on a new grand adventure.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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