Not necessarily. I don’t know if racism or religiosity are involved or violent or irrational entitlement either. I don’t know which of those, if any. I didn’t specify, I don’t think. Maybe I did and didn’t notice. I look for tendencies and trends through generations, hoping for confirmations of my personality and few grossly different and if I see grossly different, is there an unturned rock in my personality I’m not seeing? There usually is. But in the “nature/nurture’ thing I’m definitely more of the nurture for _most_ things. That is, we’re trainable to a degree to exist in society, or trainable to serve for battle, or trainable for careers. But it won’t be 100%. Nor do I think that genetics is 100% either. Like you say, it’s complex, but I like to look for evidence where I can find it.

Not necessarily. I don’t know if racism or religiosity are involved or violent or irrational entitlement either.
I don’t know which of those, if any. I didn’t specify, I don’t think. Maybe I did and didn’t notice.
I look for tendencies and trends through generations, hoping for confirmations of my personality and few grossly different and if I see grossly different, is there an unturned rock in my personality I’m not seeing? There usually is.
But in the “nature/nurture’ thing I’m definitely more of the nurture for _most_ things. That is, we’re trainable to a degree to exist in society, or trainable to serve for battle, or trainable for careers.
But it won’t be 100%. Nor do I think that genetics is 100% either. Like you say, it’s complex, but I like to look for evidence where I can find it.

I’ve always felt “out of step”. They would tell me “Kenny beats to his own drummer”. “Oh don’t mind him, that’s just kenny”.
So from a young age, I was socially “set aside” as ‘different’. Walls against mocking came up early thankfully – around 3rd grade. Not impervious but 80%.
Not a joiner. I wanted to join. Tried to join. But I’d pick the wrong things to join apparently. Things requiring cooperation and synchronization, outside of band which was music which is my domain, I was no good at. Loved basketball solo. Tried to do teams but I just couldn’t “get” teamwork.
“Break up in groups of 4″, I was good at leading or being Mr. Technical, but being “one of the gang” wasn’t something I knew how to do.
So, I dunno. I end up studying culture trying to understand it. It’s like an alien thing. I’m part of too which also baffles me.

 

[in retrospect, I think they put me in charge of things because I was dumb and would just do it. My style was leadership by diplomacy. Goals were emergent].
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