So I am working on this paper that tests whether parents transfer their preferences and behaviors onto their children. It’s quite an interesting theory albeit not an old one. The nature versus nurture debate is something I would leave the scientists to fight over. For me, I am just sticking to proving the hypothesis that INDEED apple does not fall far from the tree. Or maybe it does. Only time will tell.
Anyway, while researching I could not help thinking how if this hypothesis turns out to be true: then it may have severe implications.
For one, this might mean we get not only the good stuff from parents, like being kind, being patient, etc etc. but also the bad stuff: lying, deceit, manipulation….etc. etc.
Which made me wonder: who taught me to lie?
Really who did? If I have to look back and figure out the time when I told my first lie, it would have to be one that my very own family members asked me to tell.
And that’s scary.