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Old 24 Nov 17, 03:21
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What skill/trait do you think you most inherited from one of your ancestors and why?

What serious or humorous skill and/or trait do you think you most inherited from one of your ancestors and why?
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Old 24 Nov 17, 04:10
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cynicism...
why did I inherit it?
no clue..
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Stoicism and egalitarianism.

The later is more complicated than it may be assumed. I suspect it has it roots in Christianity. It reflects the idea that before God all are potentially equal regardless of their earthly status. It is the conviction that every person is worthy of respect. It has nothing to do with equality of outcome but rather the insurance that regardless of birthright every person should be given the opportunity to contribute to society according to their ability. It is therefore incumbent on everyone to not create obstacles for others but to help remove them and to do so in a way that is not prideful.

Stoicism because bestowing equal respect to all individuals will make you the target of those who pride themselves on their superiority be that in, intellectual terms, in terms of popularity, economic and social status or simple resentment.
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Alcoholism and a good sense of humour; am a happy drunk.

I also have a very flexible/elastic skin, which gives no clear benefit though.
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A cunning sense of survival--my ancestors were border raiders between England and Scotland. They invented an insurance racket centuries before Al Capone. They required people to pay a 'blackmail' to keep them from burning their homestead and stealing their cattle.
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I inherited my singing voice from my Father and Grandfather. My imagination apparently from my mother's father, but I only have other peoples word to go by on that as both of my grandfathers died very young.
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I saw the same question on another forum, what's up with that?
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hunting skills and woodsmanship. My father, grandfather and great grandfather were all great at it and I got a little bit of their ability. I don't think I am near as good as they were but I have some skills.
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Finance. My father (now retired), brother, two cousins and myself all work/worked in the finance industry.
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