Being yourself, being who you are. When you hear those two lines you may think they mean the same thing but do they? Think about
it, you were born into this world a tiny little baby with no ideas, or preferences, but as you grew you developed a personal identity, but did it
really develop or was it in you to begin with. Such questions are what leads to the great debate of nature vs nurture. If you believe you were
born already with a personality, then you take the side of nature. on the other hand if you believe that your personality developed based on
influences in your life beginning
when you were a child then you believe in nurture. Two totally different theorys, both which are
believed to make us who we are.
Nature, the more scientific theory of the two, is the belief that hereditary traits found in our genes make us who we are, believeable but not very convincing when we consider the theory of nurture. Human beings learn new things everyday, as soon as we come in to the world, our learnign process begins. As a newborn baby, we slowly learn and adapt in order to survive in a new environment which is unlike that of our
mothers wombs, our first environment
in which we first grew, adapted to and developed in. The home environment parents and siblings play a huge role in determining personality. Influences from outside the family are also very important to the development of ones personality. But everything starts at home.
One can't enjoy snowboarding or claim to like it, until one trys it, without the experience its impossible to say you enjoyed it. Correct? Or do you think its already imbedded in you're genes that you'll like snowboarding. Unlikely right? Exactly, experiences and influences are what make us who we are. On the other hand think about it, what if you went snowboarding for the first time and broke your arm; deciding then that you hated snowboarding. Well then it couldnt have been...