In working and thinking through the whole depression deal… I am reminded of how powerful genetics are. While the reason for my depression isn’t singularly genetic, it has been proven there’s a genetic disposition to depression and other mental health disorders. And this is true of my family. Both of my parents and many others in the history of my family have suffered from depression.
I am no stranger to the power of genetics though.
Take the picture below.
This is me with my 2 brothers. Same mom. Same dad. Do you notice something though? One of us is 6ft tall, blonde and blue-eyed and it ain’t me. My parents aren’t tall, blonde or blue-eyed. But somehow my brother Bill received every recessive gene a person in my family could get. He even has a different shaped nose and smile than the rest of us (oh and a washboard stomach).
Although we used to tell him he was adopted or was the milk man’s kid, he’s definitely & biologically a Renaud.
So, I am curious:
Whether looks, personality or something else, do you have any genetic anomalies in your family?
*Photo from Fall 2007. Left to Right: Bill, Me, Bradley. Side note: Thankfully I don’t look quite like this anymore. I need NEW pictures. 🙂