Do you desire to become formed, or do you desire to do the forming?
To be passively formed means:
You consume culture and hope that the external culture “forms” you into something greater.
An active way to think about this:
I desire to self-form myself into my own ideal vision of myself.
So in your life — ask yourself:
Do I wish to sit back and follow trends and pursue “culture” for the sake of being formed? Or am I taking in all this knowledge to DO the forming?