I believe the concept of Nature vs. Nurture is one of the most important to be learned in Psychology. Learning the basics of this concept can help us better understand the actions and behaviors of others around us, and interpret whether they are an unavoidable result of nature, or if they occurred as a product of someone's environment. This concept can be applied to many areas, but the one I immediately associated it with was homosexuality. This issue has been the source of heated debate and much tension for many years. On one side you have people screaming that it is unnatural and that its practice is an abomination, while on the other side you have people shouting back just as loudly that people were 'born this way' and that its an unavoidable course for some.
I personally believe that when it comes to homosexuality, individuals are born the way they are. Yes, I do believe that how a child is raised can factor into the situation, but overall, I think that being homosexuality is not a choice. Some of my reasons are purely emotional rather than biological. For example, a good friend of mine is a lesbian. She has told me many times that she did not choose to be attracted to girls, it's something that just happened and in a way, she wished she wasn't. She told me that it would be so much easier to be heterosexual, but it just isn't possible. When you get down to it, she did not wake up one day and say, "I think I'm going to date girls." It is something that has been a part of her since she was born. The video I have embedded supports the fact that homosexuality is not a choice.