Is there ever any particular spot where one can put one’s finger and say, “It all began that day, at such a time and such a place, with such an incident”?
Hah…I actually have two incidents in my life that upon meeting people I knew that both relationships were going to be instrumental and important to my development, but had much too positive hopes for them. Sometimes your worst experiences are what teaches you best.
That said, most of life is an interrelated flow, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s best to put your best foot forward and keep your expectations low, or at least that’s how I currently feel.