Sometimes I sit and ponder why me and my siblings are so different from one another. No one ever believes we are even related to each other. We don’t look alike what so ever and our personalities are like day and night. So why is that? I think I’ve come up with a theory.
Knowledge and skills are products of the experiences we endure e.g. what we learn when we go through a certain situation. Man is shaped by his experiences. A persons behaviour, interests and skills will be different depending on which context in life he finds himself in.
If we compare our specie, Homo Sapien, to other creatures on our planet, for example cats, we notice that all cats are almost identical in their personalities. They are all mysterious, they have the same instincts, they all eat the same kind of food. Human beings personalities, behaviour, interetst and skills, on the other hand, are very little dependent on genetics.
We are products of our experiences. What we have learnt in life is mostly thanks to experiences rather than books. Yes, books do teach us a lot, but we may forget about what we have read after a while. But an experience will be there with you for the rest of your life. No one can take that experience away from you, and that one experience will change your behaviour whether you realize it or not.
We are shaped by experiences, and it’s also the reason why human beings are so different from one another, why we are so different in terms of knowledge and interests. That is due to the experiences (hardships for ex.) that we go through.
This is just another reason why we should never judge anyone for their actions. I used to for ex. think that homeless people are… I don’t know.. weird? But I’ve realized they have their stories. A person doesn’t choose to end up on the streets, it happens due to family problems, alcohol, drugs, lack of acceptance, whatever it could be.
I should probably go back to my schoolwork now.