born bad???


blubie
on Jan 11, 2016 @ 09:08 am

do you think that some people are just born bad... or do you think its due to circumstances in their lifes
 


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jcb75
both on Jan 11, 2016 @ 09:14 am

Nature vs Nurture is a hugely debated subject. I think in most cases, life circumstances are the cause...but sometimes someone is just "born bad." They could have everything going for them, and just something isn't wired right in their brains.
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martac
. on Jan 11, 2016 @ 10:09 am

I think everyone makes a choice to be who they are
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Tracyr
:) on Jan 12, 2016 @ 10:51 am

I personally don't think anyone is born bad,I think for some people their environment contributes to them becoming bad as well as drug and alcohol abuse.
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Cat22
Nature vs Nature on Jan 12, 2016 @ 01:09 pm

I remember discussing this a ton in school and I always believe it's a mix of both. There are outside factors that influence a person's behaviour and that can be the smallest of things that have an impact in pair with something that is predisposed in someone's self. It's so hard to really know!
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KrissiC
Both. on Jan 12, 2016 @ 03:20 pm

I believe circumstance greatly influences a person but some people are just different and don't turn out the same as other people raised in the exact same circumstances, for better or worse.
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wonderwhatif
. on Jan 12, 2016 @ 04:30 pm

Warning: Possible triggers.

I think it's mostly nurture. For example when you look at people who do bad things a lot of times they were beaten or abused constantly growing up and then began recreational drugs and alcohol very young.

The problem is taking recreational drugs at a young age can cause mental conditions and psycopathy to develop, since the brain isn't fully formed at that age. And people who suffer a bad home life are more likely to take drugs at the age of ten or thirteen.

Some people can be born as 'sociopaths' who lack empathy, but our brains are also changed by our experiences and traumatic or bad experiences or even phsyical trauma like too many beatings can cause problems to develop with chemicals or the brains pathways.

This is a really interesting topic for me as I suffer from depression, anxiety and agoraphobia and always feel it's been a chemical issue, but I am also a survivor of sexual assault and wonder if that was responsible for the depression which I developed fairly young.
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prettyrainbow
n vs n on Jan 12, 2016 @ 06:22 pm

Since development starts in the womb, we can say that nature and nurturing starts with whatever the mother is feeling or experiencing/doing to her body during those nine months.

a) You can have pregnant moms who abuse their bodies or suffer stress during the nine months and their babies turn out perfectly fine, but the opposite can also be true.

b) Or, you have moms who have easy pregnancies and their children turn out to have severe behaviour problems, but then again, the opposite can be true. So where does it go right or wrong?

Is a child born a racist or a killer? Will every child who's parents are alcoholics or drug addicts become addicts themselves? Will a child raised by the best of parents never steal? What makes people make the decisions they make and act the way they act?

Heredity can also play a part. Some children, especially those with special needs, have family members who show the same types of traits as the child's disability/exceptionality. A great example of this is children on the autism spectrum.

I don't believe it's as simple as choosing nature vs nurture. It's too complex of a subject, but they both definitely play a very important part in one's development. I think it's like a puzzle with many pieces to put together and sometimes, one or many of those pieces go missing and you just can't get a complete picture.



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prettyrainbow
interesting on Jan 12, 2016 @ 06:30 pm

@wonderwhatif... Just read your comment, which further goes to prove that it is a combination of factors put together that makes it so complex of a situation.

The whole issue/debate of mental illness and chemical imbalance in the brain vs it being caused by external factors is basically the same thing. So many aspects to look at and reflect over.

I just watched the movie "Murder in the First" with Kevin Bacon and Christian Slater which gives a good example of how nature can be affected by nurture. A must watch!

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wonderwhatif
. on Jan 13, 2016 @ 12:59 am

Murder in the first was a big fave of my sisters so I'll definitely have to check it out. I wonder if Netflix has it. I definitely agree with you!
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