DNA

I ordered a DNA kit the other day. It’s from a place called 23andme.com. We send them a sample of saliva and they evaluate our genotype. It will tell some about who I came from, and some about what may lie ahead as far as disease goes. I am looking forward to the results. I suppose sooner or later the government and the NSA will steal the data, but so be it.

Perhaps someone will someday make a clone. It’s nature vs nurture, I wonder if he would carry my sins and failings.

Today I ate lunch with three executives. A Friday lunch with wine and drinks, appetizers and wonderful courses. One of the fellows who now worries about what private school to send his kids grew up hard. His brothers are in prison and at 15 he emancipated himself from his family, sold his food stamps for thiry cents on the dollar to generate eighty dollars a months which worked out to an old trailer and a little food. Here we sat sharing a lunch that cost four months rent.

Which was it for him, nature or nurture? Maybe it was spirit.