Nature Vs Nurture

Nature Vs Nurture

The Nightcap

Nightcap for September 21st, 2018


“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – William Shakespeare

Your State of Mind Can Depend on Your State of Residence

They say “home is where the heart is” which (if accurate) means home is where you’re most happy and content. Unless you have a cold, dark heart. Then, maybe, avoid home at all costs.

Obviously, where you live is going to influence your beliefs, your hobbies, your friendships, and your overall view of the world. Someone raised in a podunk town in Mississippi is going to have a vastly different perspective on life than someone raised in San Francisco.

A recent study showed that where you live can dramatically dictate your level of overall happiness. They measured this using finances, environment, community, and physical and mental well-being as markers.

See where you state fairs in relation to overall happiness and maybe get the hell out of Missouri.

It’s All In The Genes

Most of us can agree that genetics plays a significant role in who we are. From our eye color to our facial features to our propensity toward heart disease and Vin Diesel movies – most traits can be explained by pointing to our parents and saying, “you did this to me.”

Then, there are our qualities and habits that muddy the distinction between nature and nurture. Are you a hard-worker because it was a virtue your dad taught you or just because you’re hardwired to be that way? Are you a gifted flute player because you practiced often or because you were born with an intrinsic understanding of music? Do you struggle with anxiety and depression because your mom does as well or just because you had to coexist with your mom?

These are all valid debates and may never be fully resolved. However, these 5 personality traits HAVE been linked to generics and they’re all pretty random and surprising.

Kevin Hart Is Terrified of Animals

Kevin Hart struggles to keep his fear in check as Robert Irwin, the 14-year-old son of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, brings out some interesting animals.

Watch the clip here