An apple doesn't fall far from the tree?


How you doin'? (in Wendy William's voice) here's something that has been on my mind. They say 'an apple does not fall far from the tree' but, what if someone plucks it while on the tree,eats it hence the apple does not fall? Lmao, dry joke 
 The idiom basically depicts that children take up characteristics, behaviors ,traits etcetera, after their parents hence the common phrase 'like father like son'. My question then is, is this true for everyone or there are exceptions and if any, why?

Personally the idiom  applies to me, i took after my parents, yes i did and anyone who knows them can testify. I'm not the quietest person (my dad was),but i am my father's daughter because i say things as they are #nosugarcoating. This is risky sometimes hehe. On the other hand, i'm like my mother, head to toe (i think). Back to the apples, does it mean if a father is a drug addict then the children will be addicted to something too? Do we, the offsprings choose what to take from our parents or it happens automatically? Is it even true?

I have seen so many people who are leaders' children either religious leaders or company leaders yet they have zero to no leadership qualities in them! Is it like the 'appleness' needs activation or, what really happens? On the other hand, some children are talented yet #nooffence, their parents are just people. If you know what i mean. I certainly need answers.

As you've already seen, i don't understand the logic behind this statement/ myth. How far or close can the apple fall and does it choose where to fall? What if it decides not to fall? Help guys,what do you think? Share your views with me.
Till next time

Cheers...Grace

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  1. I couldn't agree any less. well we have certain ideologies that are instilled in us that would most probably be a curse to our own lives. you hear a little girl saying " well my mother had a lot of men, so i should also because that's what we are said to be" ALREADY LABELING OURSELVES. A need for us to find who we are is rather important. our genotype and phenotype, should not be affecting our ability to be our own selves!!!

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    1. Exactly! That ignorance to follow the 'path' set. Few people are living life or discovering themselves, it's more of following than setting trends. Thanks for your opinion

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  2. well said dearest but here's the thing; when we are born 100% of our DNA is biologically constructed by our biological parents. As we grow up we have paths that are set for us. the reason why then it seems as if we differ is in the modernization of things, for instance growing up we had no idea what WiFi was, worse off we had no WiFi. opportunities differ, but we are true reflections of our parents. the Wechsler test was conducted to see if we operate along the same lines, and intelligence levels based on biology and environment. it turns out biology wins when it comes to intelligence, whereas environment contributes a margin to the sound of 20%.
    however, character is structured by society and the people we grow up around. in the shona societies, "mwana ndewe community" hence the community moulds the child, through relatives and friends. that's my line of thought.

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    1. Hmm.,are u sure u're wholly part of generation Y??? I did not think along biological lines, i really had no clue. Thank you for your insight, well put across and true! So even if the apple falls far away from the tree(parents), it will still be in the garden (community)! Aha

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  3. Tinashe is right! We are who we are because of Society... we conform to the expectations of the society..

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