Lady Gaga’s song “Born This Way” hints that people are born the way they are. A recent study, however, shows that nurture instead of nature has a lot more to do with what kind of person you turn out to be — according to RT, which says the following.
“Regardless of its political worth, the born this way paradigm is not backed up by sufficient scientific data, according to a new paper published in the autumn issue of the New Atlantis, a journal focusing on political, societal and ethical ramifications of technological advances.”
The said study is the most extensive one ever undertaken to find out how deeply, if at all, the environment affects and influences a human being’s orientation not only sexually but in all aspects of existence.
For example, an individual is either born male or female. However, based on the Johns Hopkins study, only the way the environment molds that human being can determine whether he or she will become a heterosexual, gay, or lesbian later in life. The interdisciplinary research also asserts that there is no comparably extensive study proving that biology has any influence on the development of one’s personality.
Pending a thorough and independent treatise on such matter, the study concludes, please disregard Lady Gaga’s highly influential song. Well, the study by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh did not actually say it that way, but it does so by implication. Nobody is born this or that way.
As Buddha, himself had said, “what you think, you become.”
The mind, or more specifically, what it perceives about the world it is in, has a lot more hold on what the person thinks of himself or herself. And this is where Lady Gaga cannot be completely taken out of the equation. After all, we live in a Lady Gaga world where we are exposed to the songstress’ music all the time. Just recently, she gave a “taste test” of her upcoming music single upon the planet, unleashing a very powerful force to reckon with.
Now if you were the kind of person with a strong, Jedi-like mind, you could probably fight off the Gaga influence. However, if you’re the type that people love to refer to as without a backbone, consider yourself highly susceptible to Mother Monster’s hypnotic suggestions.
Accordingly, Mother Monster acts like a witch who bewitches you into thinking the way she does, and this is the kind of influence that the recent study is talking about. Therefore, if you were exposed all the time to Lady Gaga music and that includes her lifestyle as well as fashion statement — there could be a much greater chance of you becoming a lot like her as a person.
Taking the study conclusions a little further, the Lady Gaga clone are more likely to become increasingly Gagish, the longer you are exposed to her hyper personality. So before you know it, from a baby Gaga to teenage Gaga, you finally have become the adult Gaga albeit unconsciously.
To flesh out the study’s findings even more dramatically, we bring in yet another very powerful personality into the discussion: the former star Olympian Bruce Jenner who is now Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner would confuse even a seasoned talk show host about her transitioning from an alpha male into an alpha female.
“I’m not gay, I’m heterosexual,” Bruce Jenner tells Diane Sawyer as the former transitions into the present-day Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner continues as follows.
“I’ve never been with a guy, I’ve always been married, raising kids…Sexuality is who you’re attracted to, but gender identity is about who you identify with.”
The ABC News interview which Business Insider covered hones in on how the famous Olympian has been married to three different women over a span of many years. This could have caused him over the decades to slowly but surely identify more with women — until such time as he starts to yearn to become a woman himself. To-date, the star of the reality TV show, I Am Cait, which got canceled recently — remains undecided on whether or not to complete the process of transitioning into a complete woman.
Lady Gaga will be stupefied to explain how Bruce Jenner changed under her “Born This Way” paradigm. Obviously, Jenner wasn’t born this way.
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