Like the third post, without the proper environment a person will never reach their full potential. The whole nature vs. nurture argument is a false dichotomy, because both are important. To what degree they are important cannot be known and I would say that it differs from person to person. For example, two children could have similar experiences and one will do much better. In this case, the nature seems to be more important. On the flip side, a child could be slow intellectually at first, but through constant effort and encouragement might succeed to great heights. In this case, the nurture is more important.