Is it Nature or Nurture

Topics: American Ballet Theatre, Human nature, Singing Pages: 4 (1119 words) Published: February 15, 2015


Is it Nature or Nurture?
Sally Yopp
Psychology 1403-04
Mid South Community College

Is it Nature or Nurture?
You become a certain way because of your nature, or what you are born with, or because of your environment which is nurture. Nature comes from genetics; your talent can be defined by natural talent, intelligence, temperament/attitude and disorders/conditions. Determination is the gray area between these too. Nurture on the other hand is your environment; your peers, family, social media, the media or school could influence you to pursue your dreams. Is it nature that Sung-Bong Choi could sing like an angel from above? Or was it the fact that he was determined to make something of himself after hearing that guy sing, that could be nurture. But determination makes it a little confusing. It could be both, you could be born with a natural talent, nature, but if you never start singing or if you don't have a passion for singing or don't have the opportunity to pursue a career in singing then nothing comes of it. That’s when nurture takes in place; if you audition for a TV show like American Idol or if you go to Nashville or Hollywood to pursue your dreams and have people helping you a long the way, that’s nurture. If your born with a talent and you have people around you influencing your decision then your dreams, your passion could come true.

Sung- Bong Choi was born in Seoul and abandoned in an orphanage at the age of three. At the age of five years old he ran away because of how badly he was beaten and treated. For the next ten years he lived on the streets, sleeping on stairwells and selling gum and energy drinks to survive on his own. Until one day, he was 14 years old, he heard a guy singing classical music in a night club and became completely inspired. He searched for teachers to teach him how to sing like that singer. Finally a teacher agreed to teach him without charge and even helped him...
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