Did a search on the forum though it’s been mentioned in numerous threads, I didn’t find a thread dedicated to the discussion of nature and nurture.
Things like the 10,000 hour rule are thrown around a lot. But can 10,000 hours really make up for what Nature gives you?
A great deal of things can be achieved through nurture especially if it is intelligent and dedicated nurture that takes place. Many of us have seen the benefits of this through physique transformations on this site. So I hope this will be an interesting discussion.
I’d say nature has a hand in everything since if someone was born with a major physical disability this will definitely impede any success in sports and other areas where physical ability is important.
I think the interesting question in the nature vs. nurture argument is the existence of innate talent. That is if we have people without any obvious physical advantage or disadvantage which will win out nurture or nature?
Also, if they had the same nurture, then nature must explain any differences in ability that might still persist(?).