31 January 2009

Understanding the Influence of Your Ancestors on Your Life Today

How well do you understand your ancestors, and yourself?  What are the cultural and natural links and bonds between you and people of the past?


Cultural links

How do you think and why do you think as you do? What are your cultural links to the past? How much of you can truly can be identified as being purely of the 21st century?  Discovering answers may involve local history, aspects of identity, culture and environment - including political influences.


Natural links

Genetics is a very interesting topic. How might your genes have adapted to cope with the environment in which your ancestors lived rather than the one in which you happen to live at present?  An understanding of genetics may provide some answers.

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I especially appreciate historical insights.