Lesson 26: 40 Lessons I've Learned in My 40 Years

Life Lesson #26:

I used to think that the person a child becomes is mostly based on how she is nurtured with a little bit of nature tossed in for flavoring. Nowadays, I have come to believe that children come out of the womb who they are, and we as parents nurture them the best we can and hope it makes a little bit of difference. 

Learning this lesson could seem scary, as in "you get what you get," but I like to think of it as letting off the hook, which lessens my anxiety considerably.