Nature vs. Nurture
For 27 years I’ve & been nurtured.
For 1 year & 6 months I’ve been discovering about my nature. I’ve always wondered what parts of me were passed on through genetics and what was a result of my environment. What made me ME?
The answer is all of it.
I am a result of my environment.
I am a result of genetics.
I’m also a result of wonder.
Each have had a significant impact on me as a whole. Without each one playing so large of a role in my life I would not be who I am now. It wasn’t until reuniting with my birth mom that I knew any of the nature factors. But I’m learning what those are little by little. Some are physical characteristics and some are personality. It’s pretty cool & quite satisfying to finally fill in the gaps.
Everyone experiences both nature & nurture they go hand in hand in each human experience. Each have positives & negatives, and neither one is more important than the other. I think it’s less about the versus when comparing the two and more about how they come together to complete you.
Adoptees get a unique experience with nature vs nature because often times or for most of our lives we don’t see or know both sides. Which leaves much room for wonder & mandatory self discovery. Wondering can be relentless for us, especially before reunion, but somewhere along the way it also makes us who we are.
At the end of the day – I’m weird, always have been. I don’t think any one party is to blame, but I like to think that all of the above are the cause and I’m good with that.
How does nature & nurture affect you?
Note that all things written are based off personal experience.