22 Ramadan 2013: Genetics

I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations. – Beatrix Potter


Today we ask, do you believe that behaviors and traits can be passed down generations?

Looking around, we see families with generations full of wisdom. Others, full of agony. Generations full of love, envy, faith, etc…. Take each potential positive or negative character trait, and you would find that one or more could flow through generations. Having said that though, one could not generalise (see 18 Ramadan) and there are always “exceptions”, so is it chance?

We may not be able to say it is absolutely true or not, but we do think that there is some truth in that one person can influence many … one person could influence organisations, teams and similarly, a person could influence a whole generation to be better, it just takes courage to see.

Actually, a prime example is Abraham peace and blessings be upon him who through him, came generations of pious and wise offspring and prophets.

In this blessed month, we ask god to let us aim to become the best in action and best in deeds both at personal and family levels where family, is a gift that is unappreciated until one doesn’t have one.

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