Technology VS Nature VS Nurture

Tabula rasa or “blank-slate” theory – a hypothesis which states that individuals are born lacking what could be considered mind. That everything we think and know comes solely from the world around us, the people around us. Teachers, friends, family… An interesting line of thought, although many would be quick to dismiss it outright. Psychologists, geneticists, even this author… But, nevertheless, allow me to, just for a second, entertain the idea. That, perhaps, our personalities, our interests, our behavior, they could all be learned traits. What would happen if somebody was raised knowing nothing but evil? If somebody was made to know nothing but evil? Could that person be capable of learning goodness? Or would they be entirely and truly malformed for all eternity?

This novel was written as part of a challenge to write a themed short story between 1500 and 2500 words over 3 days. It is also my first attempt at writing a short story which isn't a fanfiction. Feedback is appreciated.

EDIT: I came in second place. Not half-bad! :)

This novel was written as part of a challenge to write a themed short story between 1500 and 2500 words over 3 days. It is also my first attempt at writing a short story which isn't a fanfiction. Feedback is appreciated.

EDIT: I came in second place. Not half-bad! :)

Author
GenreMilitary / WarPhilosophicalRomanceSci-FiShort Story
UpdatedNov 21, 2021
Chapters1
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count1,552
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