Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What’s that ONE Chromosome which eventually influences / determines how your LIFE turns out?

I've been fascinated by the subject of genetics for several years. Its many facets, theories and hue are so interesting, and mind-boggling. And for the past few years, I've been a very dedicated student of this subject called "LIFE".

So today as I was connecting these two subjects - Genetics and Life, I asked myself "What is that ONE Chromosome which eventually influences / determines how your LIFE turns out?"

Any guesses?

Well, I think its the SEX CHROMOSOME.
Your gender does have a HUGE influence / impact on how your life eventually turn out.

How does your gender affect / influence your life?
In this blog, sharing my views on how your gender can potentially impact / influence your life:
* Your appearance
* Your name
* Your physical strength
* Your parents expectations of you
* Your expectations of yourself
* Your self-confidence
* Your self-esteem
* Your childhood
* Your upbringing
* Your personal value system
* Your mental strength
* Your IQ (Intelligence Quotient)
* Your EQ (Emotional Quotient)
* Your friends / social networks
* Your personal preferences - Likes / Dislikes
* Your personal habits
* Your place of residence
* Your food choices / preferences
* Your earning potential
* Your spending patterns
* Your saving propensity
* Your social life
* Your communication skills
* Your overall personal safety
* Whom you marry?
* How life is after marriage?
* The children you have
* The kind of career you can choose
* The lifestyle choices you make
* Your overall health and well-being
* Your control over your TIME
* Your risk taking appetite in life
* Your medical risk factors
* The freedom you have
* The choice of expressions
* The range and power of choices you have
* Your control over your LIFE

Overall in summary, the quality and quantity of your life is explicitly and implicitly linked to your "Sex Chromosome".

That's my view. What's yours? Leave a comment to let me know

And in case you didn't know, your gender is primarily determined by the "X"/"Y" chromosome - which comes from your father. So you're father knowingly / unknowingly has played a very SIGNIFICANT role in influencing your life!

Supporting Note:
In humans and several other species of animals, the father determines the sex of the child. In the XY sex-determination system, the female-provided ovum contributes an X chromosome and the male-provided sperm contributes either an X chromosome or a Y chromosome, resulting in female (XX) or male (XY) offspring, respectively. [Src: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maternal_influence_on_sex_determination ]

If you're interested in reading more about this subject, check out the links below:
Chromosomes - Definition and Structure
The Sex Chromosome
Sex Determination System

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