Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Like parent, like child

A few days ago, I was talking to an old friend of mine and the subject of certain inclinations running in the family came up.  Within the Pagan Community, it is a topic that comes up quite regularly, where people claim they're 2nd, 3rd, 12th or whatever generation Witches within their family.

To be fair, I can understand one's scepticism and would agree that to a certain degree, the nurturing and upbringing of a childcan determine what areas of interest they might be inclined towards.  However, there is also the nature aspect to be considered in all this.

I've already mentioned the Nurture vs Nature subject in this previous blog, but I wished to add a little something to it.  Something which supports the validity of the topic at hand.

Namely, this article.

It isn't the first time a similar episode is encountered - be it in fictitious  or factual situations.  Gods know how many TV serieses or movies we've watched where a long lost child is reunited with their parent[s]/sibling[s]/relative[s] only to discover that there is a plethora of traits and areas of interest they have in common.  This, in spite of never having had the opportunity to be exposed to the external influence of the long lost parent[s]/sibling[s]/relative[s].

That, to me, is a +1 towards validating the Nature vs Nurture topic.

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