It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J. K Rowling — the author of the most popular fiction book franchise in history — has traversed enormous hardships, poverty, and depression to become the inspiration she is today. Having seen hard times in life, Rowling has gone on to inspire millions of people through her life and literary and charitable works. That said, I would like to add some context to this quote and complete it according to the underlying existential reality.
Providing nuggets of wisdom on popular sayings
Choices we make are the manifestation of societal conditioning. Our choices show what knowledge or education has been imparted on us not who we actually are. We all are born with the ability to imagine, understand, experience, and memorize. We have innate traits of love, happiness, righteousness, and truthfulness. This is what we truly are. Using what we have been bestowed with to create a meaningful, harmonious, and happy life is our purpose in existence.