On Genetics

I used to believe we all started the same;
We choose to be what we became.
But I've been inclined to change my point of view;
And open my eyes to what people really do.

The illusion is that we're in control;
Free will and all that…setting up goals.
I now believe it's the unseen that guides us;
We pick the path that leads away from what frightens us.

I'm thinking it must start in the brain,
Genetics dictate perception;
Drives desire, motivation.
Environment is but a minor influence.
Decisions are decreed by our chemical balance.

What do you think you are?
The player or the star?
Which do you wish to be?
Ahh… if it were only that easy...

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