I got to thinking about family today and how entwined are we to our family tree. Does your ancestral heritage have any influence on who you are now. This lead me to think that it must really start to become a tangled mess of inherited traits and oddities as more generations are born with the introduction of other families DNA into the “pool” as well as dormant attributes reappearing generations later.
How much do I have in common with an ancestor from 150 years ago and how different will my great-great-great grandchildren be from me? I suppose I could take up genealogy but I have too many hobbies already 🙂