It's my nephew's birthday today. He's 7 years old. Seven is a milestone birthday. According to Freud, "Give me the child at seven, & I will show you the man." (or woman) Perhaps.
If you ever get a chance to see the documentary "The Up Series" by Michael Apted, it's awesome. It tackles this question of personality development by following the same set of men & women throughout their lifespan from age seven, fourteen, twenty-one... to 49. .
I talked to Zach today on the phone. I was thinking about him all day.
Happy Birthday little dude!