Nature vs. nurture, which is more likely?

United States
January 1, 2007 2:55pm CST
Are we the product of our environment and upbringing, etc? Or are we the product of our genes? Or perhaps a combination of both? If is a combination of nature and nurture what things are determined by genes and what are not? I can remember how something in my childhood encouraged me to respond a certain way to life. But, what if my learning to respond that way was in and of itself determined by my genes? I know that I can do something so I do that thing over and over. Is this compulsion to do this thing genetic, a part of my nature, or is it do to my nurture?
1 response
• Singapore
20 Feb 10
I believe we are a product of both environment and genes, with genes being the key factor in our early part of life and environment being the key factor in our later part of life. When we are young, we are also being led to try out a lot of stuff for the adults to observe the natural talents that we have, which is mainly due to our genes. However, as we grow up, we are often being trained for something. Sometimes, we may not have talent in something but we are determined to achieve something so we actually relied on environment. Habits are usually cultivated, very rarely inherited as well.