Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nature or Nurture?

“…Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that's where life starts. Don't talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust…” © Proverbs 4:23-27, MSG italics and emphasis mine

The debate regarding what influence who we are (persona-value system) today, nature (heredity—birth) or nurture(environment—upbringing), still lingers on. Scientists want to know whether serial killers, arsonists, people like Idd Amin, Adolf Hitler were born that way or nurtured that way…what is the deciding factor, is it your DNA (genes) or the environment which one grows up under. Some say is the genes and yet the majority say it is the environment that decides our psyche to large extent, what do you think?

Jesus said, “...a good man out of a good heart produces forth good things; and evil man out of evil heart produces forth evil…” (Matt 12:35, Par). He also said, “…bad company corrupts good character…” (1 Cor 15:33, NIV). King Solom said, “…he who walks with wise men will be wise, but companion of fools will be destroyed…” (Prov 13:20, NKJV). Folks, youcan overcome any negative hereditary trait by being in the right environment! Be vigilant in watching what you allow into your heart (mind, soul) for it will influence who you become.

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Tim J Kyara
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