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Subject: Re: Ask a question
Author: Hola123   (Authenticated as Hola123)
Date: January 28, 2013 at 1:08:46 PM
Reply to: Re: Ask a question by Norah
1. I believe both play major roles in who we are/who we become. There's no doubt in my mind that certain personality traits are passed down genetically, as well as mental illnesses. I believe nature is the strongest and most dominant of the two. I say this because, you can raise two children in the same environment and still see obvious differences in behaviour. It seems to me like our true nature always finds its way through regardless of our environment. If a child has a rebellious side, there's a good chance that's going to come out no matter how well you raise them. If a person is a free-thinker and an open-minded person at heart, there's a good chance they will reject the rigid beliefs of their parents no matter how strongly they were enforced. A loving and positive home environment doesn't always stop an addictive personality from turning to drugs or alcohol in a time of crisis, not everyone who grows up in a religious home/environment grows up to be religious...the list goes on. I think for the most part, we are who we are. I don't mean to make it sound like I don't believe in the effects of nurture on a person, I absolutely do, I'm just explaining why I think nature is a little more dominant.

2. It would be great if what you want to learn about could also get you a job but if it's one or the other...I say choose what you want to learn about. Who knows what will come your way, or how that degree might become useful to you. What's important is that you choose something that makes you happy, and hopefully if you're happy, good things will come to you. I think students who pick the more "logical" or "practical" major are taking the risk of stifling their creativity, and perhaps missing out on an opportunity to change the world. I know I sound whimsical here but hey...never give up on your dreams, who knows what'll happen :-) lol

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