Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Of Nature vs. Nurture

Someone is going to be very, very offended by this. I'd prefer it be the man who said, "Yeah, we'll pay you for a TwitterBot that retweets every instance of the word 'Asperger's' without discression."

If there's one thing my family is absolutely brilliant at, it's naturally reproducing.

If there's another thing it's naturally reproducing Machiavelli's principles from The Prince in exacting detail within their home lives, all the while maintaining an Orwellian level of self-denial.

Alright, in some cases they're just idiots.

But it really is fascinating. One of the unintended consequences of this is my family, through sheer neglectful behavioral modification, has achieved the same astounding results as natural genetics in bequeathing me the non-biological equivalent of Asperger's.

Bravo, guys. Really.

I mean I have no faith in humanity and I can't relate to people unless they're emotionally unavailable to me, but hey, I've been getting better ever since I stopped seeing my relatives.

Confucius would not be pleased with me, but I think even he'd drop the notion of filial piety after July Fourth at my aunt's house.

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