Why does it have to be nature or nurture? Born or made? Why can’t we talk about talent, and people for that matter, as a combination of the two? Because really, there is no way to say for sure what causes what. Who we are is a sum-total of genes intermingling with environment, not a definitive formulation of cause-and-effect. It’s so silly, this need to pick a side. Sure it’s fun to try to figure out why people are the way they are. But at a certain point, it’s more frustrating than fruitful because we will never really know.

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Donna Flagg  ©2017