I think a soulmate is a person who makes you be the most you you can possibly be. Maybe your soulmate is the person who forces your soul to grow the most. Not all growth feels good.
Rabbi Ari (Molly Parker) in the highly acclaimed drama Six Feet Under (2001 – 2005). The HBO show told the story of the troubled Fisher family and their interactions with bereaving families through their funeral home.
Excuse me, let me tell you something… When America opened up the floodgates and let all us Italians in, what do you think they were doing it for? ‘Cause they were trying to save us from poverty? No, they did it because they needed us. They needed us to build their cities and dig their subways, and to make them richer. The Carnegies and The Rockerfellers: they needed worker bees and there we were. But some of us didn’t want to swarm around their hive and lose who we were. We wanted to stay Italian and preserve the things that meant something to us: honor and family and loyalty… and some of us wanted a piece of the action. Now we weren’t educated like the Americans, but we had the BALLS to take what we wanted!