We all try to avoid the unpleasantness of life – the dark times if you will. However, it is those dark times that shapes us. Psychologists have spent a lot of time evaluating whether nature (genetics) or nurture (environment) has the greatest influence on human development.
The genetic influence regards our genes – what we inherit from our parents… things such as eye color, hair color, allergies, height, and even to some extent, our intelligence. In contrast, environmental influences that determine our development include the way we were raised, was it supporting or condemning, our relationship with others, the type of home we were raised in, nutrition, and the quality of education and healthcare we received. Continue reading “Growing in the Dark will make You Stronger”