We talked today about how we are shaped, as human beings, by both our genetic inheritance and by our environment (our life experiences and the choices that we make).
But do genes or environmental factors matter more? Here are thoughts from Amari, Josh, Callum, Orin, Ruby and Filip.
I think environment is more important than inheritance because it’s the way I’ve shaped my life. I might have inherited skills from my family but it’s whether I actually use these skills that determines me. You have to make choices. In life, these choices are often a result of your experiences. Just because I might have a certain resemblance and similar characteristics to other family members, doesn’t mean I have to devote my life to this inheritance. It’s the path we choose that matters most. Amari
Your inheritance is about your features and looks but environment makes me who I am and brought me here. Josh
Inheritance is the making of you and environment is what leads you to your future. Callum
I think that environmental factors are what really shape you, like practice and determination. I’ve inherited lots of traits but I’ve been shaped by the world around me. Orin
I think nature is more important than nurture because life isn’t about environmental things to me, it’s about things that are inherited from your family because they’re more unique and I think it’s nice to be unique. Ruby
I think environment is important because what happens in life is important. When you know how to do something it is mostly environmental because you have trained at it and done it loads of times. Life is about taking the chance to train in the things that you have interests in. Filip