The age long debate of whether nurture or nature as the cause of how we are is still going on. Which one do I believe truly shapes who we are? Well I think it is a combination of the two, genetics cannot be the answer to every behavior we conduct in our lives. The same goes for how we are raised, some of how we are is embedded in our DNA. I believe instead of separating each side out and saying nurture or nature is the sole answer to how we are we should be looking at how each effect us and how. A great example in my life is how many in my family are prone to addiction, specifically alcoholism. The line of alcoholics starts with my great grandpa then my grandpa and lastly my uncle. All of them have had troubles with other abuses and addictions. So why should I be any different? Why am I not a raging alcoholic like them? Nurture would say it is because my mother took me away from an environment in which alcohol was around and I was unable to witness these behaviors but the nature side of the argument would say either I am an alcoholic but fight the urge or those genes may not have been passed down to me. Many studies have found alcoholism to be genetic but I think it has more to do with what a person's environment is like, full of people drinking away or clean. This has really gotten me to thinking about what disorders and addictions are genetic and which have been successfully proven to be due to a person's environment?