What accounts for how we turn out? Brothers and sisters within a family can be very similar, or one may stand out among them as being very different in appearance or bent of mind. Some may have the benefit of education, either formal or informal. Others don’t want to listen to anyone else, in books or not. How much does our personality influence the mix. Ancestral genes? Does karma, destiny or fate have a role to play?
So many potential factors above. It’s hard to sort out what makes us be like others and what makes us be more like ourselves. We live in a materialistic world. Yet, spiritual writings want us to believe that simplifying and not wanting more is the way to go. Who’s in charge of us? Very confusing.