Thursday, May 17, 2018

Your Turn

Nature or nurture?

34 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

One-fifth of the world’s population is too tense

Brayson87 said...

Ordained by god is way more fun than a gutter species evolved to consume or destroy every other species it encounters, but people always go too far.

hothotheat said...

Mostly nurture.

Spider Rico said...

Nurture the natural within yourself.

Nemo said...

Bit of both.

Farmgirl said...

Depends on what you are talking about

Tricia13 said...

Unanswerable.... you can nurture someone with every fiber of your being, but the essential nature of an individual (their DNA etc) will always be intact and unable to “out nurture” so to speak.
Still, i say try anyway:)

Lurky McLurkster said...

I like turtles

J said...

Either way, North West is doomed.

Do Tell said...

lol J. Too true.

Teachermom said...

Both. Depends on the reference. As a special education teacher, I have seen the lack of nurturing and what it does (negatively) to the soul. But ultimately, kids are born with abilities that are strengths and lack of abilities that are weaknesses. Otherwise, we would all be the same person. the degree of nurturing can affect the development of a person but also nature makes a person lean towards what is "natural" for them. I had a third grader once who was abused as a child. He wasn't born angry- he had a negative nurturing person/situation that caused him to become an angry, violent kid. Another child was the most violent, scary kid I have ever met. And looking in his eyes (as an 8 year old) I can tell you I think he was born lacking some sense of right from wrong (nature).

Do Tell said...

This reminds me of Nancy Spungen. Her family raised two well adjusted, nice kids, and then there was Nancy, the oldest, who was out of control since birth, no matter what they tried.

PhyllisWhitweed said...

Neither can be completely overcome by any force.

Ice Angel said...

Free will

Rosie riveter said...

My adopted child has my good looks and intelligence so, nurture ?

alphacranberry said...

Both. Nurture can help a lot, but, from experience, if someone is really mentally ill, it may not be enough.

HoneyRyder said...

@rosie riveter You just made me smile BIG. I’m adopted and that’s what my mom says too🥂
Found my bio-mom years ago, blessed we all have a wonderful relationship. I can say in my experience there’s no denying nature, but nurturing is the special sauce.

AndrewBW said...

My upbringing makes me want to say nurture, but in my gut I feel it's nature.

hunter said...

Agree with what was said by Teachermom & Do Tell - nature is strongest and nurture can have a dramatic impact but when it comes to sociopaths it's all nature all the way.

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

I've had Basketball coaches tell me that I was uncoachable.
My response is and will always be: you're a horrible coach.

OKay said...

Well, both obviously.

Green Tea said...

I believe your nature will dictate how much affect nurture will have on you.

So your combination of both, but everyone's combination is different.

Green Tea said...

*you are a

Ly said...

Galapagos islands and Darwin. Two peas in a pod!

Raging Bunnies said...

Both.

Rosie riveter said...

Haha thanks Honey��
My dear son, ohhh he's WAAYYY cuter than me of course
We see his birth mother too, monthly. He's only 3 1/2 now and from a pretty troubled, violent birth home where they dropped out of school by the 8th grade. I really didn't expect much, he was a sad baby, no emotion.. but we've worked hard and love each other and he is SMART and so sweet and affectionate now, already more than I could of expected in two short years
So happy for you, and your moms. Adoption is the best thing that has ever happened for us

Lala said...

Nurture, or a lack of nurturing, can make or break someone but I see how different my children are from each other. They were born with such different and almost fully formed personalities.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Nurture, hopefully...

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Hopefully sociopathy doesn’t run in cats...

Scandi Sanskrit said...

+1

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I was beat as a child (I’m not talking about being “reprimanded”, but being hit in the face/head until my mouth bled and having knives pointed at me at home by both parents). I would never do any of that to another person as an adult.

Thot Crimes said...

Depends... it's nature when you're talking about homosexuality, but nurture when you're talking about crime statistics. (some people like to have it both ways.)

VDOVault said...

Are we remaking Trading Places?

Is the bet higher than the usual $1 this time?

just sayin' said...

Mostly nature.

Advertisements

Popular Posts from the last 30 days