You’ve heard of people dealing with the hand life or fate has given them. Thus, it is with context and situation. One is always, always responding to the moments and episodes of a day or at certain points in life process, which are simply made up of a zillion contexts.
And I might as well say it. One is always having to make choices or decisions as to how to respond. These contexts and choices, naturally, define us and our life process, too. From all of this emerges something resembling an attitude based on those many choices, suggesting often, values, beliefs, and preferences we have at a much larger, deeper level.
But absolutely nothing happens without that ‘first domino falling’–a context which includes situation and whatever other background. And, inevitably, there must needs be a response.