Is our behaviour dictated by our genes or our environment?

I believe that both our genes and our¬†environment affect our actions and lives. Why both? Well we are born with individual attributes, this means that some people will genetically have black hair whilst others will have brown. But I do think that our genes affect more than this, for example some people are born with special physical attributes, which can help them succeed in a certain task with more ease, like people with long fingers may find it easier to play the piano. But having these physical attributes does not yet mean that this person will become amazing at a certain task were his/her¬†physical attribute comes in handy, for example people with long fingers don’t have to be good at piano because they were never taught it. And here is were nurture comes into play, if your environment lets you use your use your attributes and lets you practice the certain task were your attributes might be beneficial you will probably do it. But if your environment does not give you the option to practice and discourages you from doing the task you will probably not do it.

Another example of nature vs nurture is what types of foods you like and dislike. We as humans are all born with diffrent preferences of foods due to our taste buds being diffrent from one another. So some people might like pizza just because they like it. On the other hand if your parents and peers dont let you try it you will never find out that you like it.