The natural process of fluid dynamics is for things to flow in the direction of the most freedom. And aside from some bits of bone and scattered particles of heavy metals, human beings are fluid creatures (were about 60% water!), and thus when we human beings move, we naturally move towards the most broad, open, and available place. Of course, that place may be physical, and it can also be emotional, intellectual, and/or spiritual, because we humans have the capacity to not just move our bodies, but our hearts, our minds, and whole cultures, as well.
So you can see that what kind of person we become in life will have a huge amount to do with what paths open up to us as we are making our way through life.
As a child, most of the time the spaces that were most open, broad, and available to me just happened to be science and nature books and magazines, photography, and all kinds of science fiction and fantasy stories on television, along with, at least for a few critical years, my local woods, treehouses, and the very quiet, cold, and rocky beach just down the hill from my house on good old Madokawando Landing on the beautiful and rugged Maine coast. So these are the places my self flowed the most, giving me a unique personality that is an odd mixture of geeky philosopher, artist, and wild woman of the North.
How about you? Where were you allowed to flow?