Who’s your blood?

Every one of us is born from someone. Specifically, a woman.

She may be the only family, or there may be others in the family.

The father, the brother, the sister.

We don’t choose which family we were born into. ‘Family’ in the traditional sense is a unit of people sharing similar DNA.

Since each one in the family (save the father) were once in the same womb, sharing the same blood from the mother, there forms the saying ‘blood is thicker than water’.

Creative, our ancestors are.

And so that saying carries on from generation to generation, believing that familial ties are the most important and quite unbreakable.

That is true in some cases, but not in others.

You may choose to define your ‘family’. You can say that your best friends are your family, or that your gym buddies are your family. You’d feel like they’re more your family than the family that you were born into.

It’s not necessarily a good or bad thing. It just is.

But it doesn’t erase the fact that we do have at least a person with whom we share a specific bond in a molecular level.

Twins who were separated from birth somehow mimic certain personalities of the other even though they had never met before. Therefore, some may argue that familial bonds are more powerful than any other.

But that’s a study about twins, probably identical twins, not other family members who may share similar DNA but technically not the same sequence.

What I’m trying to get at is, would you consider the family you were born into as your blood or do you define your family, your blood, based on personal relations rather than the DNA you carry?

Or have you established that your nuclear family is after all your blood? Tight, unbreakable, strong.

Feel free to comment your thoughts x

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1 Comment

  1. Interesting topic. For me personally, family is family whether you get along or not and friends are friends, etc. But I won’t limit myself to where and whom I was born to and do what feels right.

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