I Just Gotta Be Me!

I think I’ve found the cure for the problems in the world . . . at least in our personal interactions with others. I’ve recently gotten my DNA analysed by two different companies. I did this to see if they both manage to pretty much match . . . and they did. I’m authentic!

Anyway, the results were surprising and exploded into thin air all the myths I have held as to where I came from re. my ancestry. In fact, the second analysis went into more detail showing every ‘hit’ contained in my DNA even if it wasn’t as dominant as the major ones.

Well, I’m not as German as I thought although it is in evidence. I am, however, very British, Scandinavian, and Irish. The second DNA testing broke things down even further and showed every ‘hit’ that revealed some minor bit of ancestry. Turns out I have a bit of Middle Eastern, Jewish, and Native American in my genetic makeup. Seems my background hits some of the hot buttons on current relations in the world. Obviously, there were some moments where animosity didn’t enter into¬† ancestral relationships.

It made me think that is the liberal world, I could either be praised (although I had nothing to do with it!) for being what I am and dealing with such conflict in my make up. Or I could be denounced for not going forth and proclaiming something or other (I don’t know what as I am not liberal!) about how I’m dealing with this internal conflict. Hey, I was happy with being me before the DNA results and can’t see being unhappy after the DNA results.

So, I think everyone in the world should have their DNA checked and unless you are totally pure in whatever ethnic group you determine to be optimal, you learn to accept everyone for what they are now and forget about the nuances in breeding except for the fun of having a conversation about it.