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How do nature and nurture interact to shape a persons life?
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I do not think that it is possible to disagree with the idea that both "nature" and "nurture" shape a person's life.
Let us look at something like a person's weight. Clearly, some people are more predisposed than others to be heavy. This is a way in which nature shapes the person's life. However, the person's upbringing (the "nurture" aspect) clearly has an impact in this area. A person who grows up in a family that goes out for unhealthy, fast food meals all the time will surely be more likely to become heavy than a person who lives in a family that eats in a healthy way. The person may still be heavy in the healthy family, but their "nurture" will have an impact on how much their natural tendency to heaviness is actually manifested.
Posted by pohnpei397 on August 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM (Answer #1)
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