(Pro 3:35 KJV) The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
We watch our granddaughter and then try to decide where her distinctives come from. Does she “inherit” (5157) her obvious intelligence from her mother or father? Both? Anything that is less than optimal I attribute to my wife’s French ancestors. It is hard to tell what is gained from our DNA and what from our observation. We do tend to absorb things though.
There is not much we can do about our genes. We can, however, do something about our environment. I can control what I watch, read and listen to. I can choose whom I hang with. I can pick my words. There are things we cannot control but there are many we direct.
So? What legacy do you want on your tombstone? What character do you want written on your heart? Today’s decisions will determine that.