What If We Could Shape Our Lives? [world Service]

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How far can we change our lives? What decisions and moments can make a difference?

How far can we change our lives? What are the decisions and moments in life that really make a difference? The experts will tell us our course is largely set as we are born. It's very hard to escape our fate, and some are still trapped by war, poverty or environment.

But big shifts are underway as more people - especially women - have education, move around the globe and live longer. There are also key decisions like starting families or education, the networks we keep up, that really shape the quality of individual lives, and the way societies develop.

We hear how people from different cultures try to shape their lives, how different generations see things, what it may mean for all our futures.