Vent Tuesday: Nature vs Nurture

Jacob Isom

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Good Evening,

I apologize for my absence, I have some down time so I decided to use it for the greater good. I wanted to take a brief minute to address the long old debate that has plagued many researchers for years. And that is whether or not we are influenced more so by our gene pool or by the culture we live in. I have to say that its a topic that has interested me but more importantly has crept up into my research. Interestingly enough, biologically we have this urge and will for competition, only the strong survives. Of course, this doesn't mean that we aren't socialized to value competition. We naturally have an instinct (and I use that term loosely) to band together and create this us vs them mentality. But once again that doesn't mean we don't form groups that aren't socially defined. 

The point I'm trying to make here is that you can't separate biology/DNA/gene pool from the social/cultural aspect. They are forever connected by the cause and effect relationship. A relationship that works to provide meaning and context for each other. Many factors go into the so-called reality that we know of, which is created by both naturally grown phenomenon and socially constructed substance. There would be no baby without both the actual physical fetus and the socially created language that brings such a vision forward, and makes it real to you and me. I could go on and on with examples both I think you catch my drift. Every living organism is connected in one shape or form and we have to do a better job at understanding the relationship with each other. Draw more attention to the similarities than the differences. One could argue about what is considered to be an "living organism" but that can be saved for another day.  

We can continue to feed off of negative energy that keeps us evolutionarily (yeah I made my own word!) decrepit or we can create an atmosphere that connects the very fine webs of relationship that exist in our dimension. The choice is up to us, or is it? Its good to be back! As always, I am you, you are me, this post gives the meaning and purpose to why I say that. Live, Love, Laugh, Learn!!!!

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