Greatness: Nature vs. Nurture

My article, Haiku and a LImerick

Greatness: Nature vs. Nurture

The question of whether greatness is innate or learned has been debated for centuries. Some believe that certain individuals are born with an inherent greatness that sets them apart from the rest. Others argue that greatness is something that can be developed through hard work and perseverance.

While there is no easy answer, it’s likely that both factors play a role in the making of a great person. Genetics may provide a predisposition towards certain talents or abilities, but it’s up to the individual to nurture and develop those traits.

In fact, some of history’s greatest figures were not necessarily born with innate greatness, but rather had it thrust upon them by circumstance. Take Abraham Lincoln, for example. He was not born into wealth or privilege, but his experiences and hardships shaped him into one of the greatest leaders in American history.

So while it’s true that some people may be born with certain advantages, it’s ultimately up to the individual to put in the hard work and dedication needed to achieve greatness.

Witty Limerick:

There once was a man who was born
With greatness, or so he was sworn
But he sat on his throne
All alone, all alone
And his greatness was never reborn.

Humorous Haiku:

Greatness, inborn or learned?
Perhaps it’s both, a concern
Hard work and luck, earned.


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