(internet translator friendly) Nature Versus Nurture Is Not So Black and White by Donna Flagg

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