Why I Don’t Have A Genetic Legacy
Genetic legacy is a term that comes up quite often in our conversation with people about their parents and grandparents, and it’s a term we can all agree on: our parents’ and grandparents’ generation were not genetically defined.
They were all born, and while it’s easy to think of your parents and your grandparents as the same person, there’s no such thing.
This is because genetics is not a single trait that determines whether or not you have that particular trait.
There are different genes that influence your physical appearance, your speech, your body size, and how you act and think, and your genes are all part of your genetic makeup.
So, it’s not so much about how your parents or grandparents got their genes, as how they got those genes.
If we can learn to share the genetic legacy of our parents and their grandparents, then there’s hope for all of us.
Read more: Why you should never look down on your own ancestors, writes Gene Marks