getnbiggr: Hey all, Some of these ideas have surfaced recently in other posts, so I thought I'd ask a couple of questions here... We are all of us here a combination of physical and personality traits, some of which we are born with, and some of which we have worked hard to achieve. I'm tall and (reasonably) well-hung, both of which just come from the genetic lottery. I've also worked hard in the gym to put on some muscle, and I've put in a lot of time at school to become fairly well-educated, etc etc... And since this is place for people to talk about their genetic gifts, I was wondering what people here think when others compliment you for, or place value on, either one or another set of your characteristics: gifted, or achieved. I often have people tell me they really find my height attractive, and it always makes me laugh a bit, 'cause it's not like I can take any credit for being tall: simple genetics. Same thing with being well hung. I'ts great, but I like to put more emphasis on the things I actually did for myself... But then the flip side of the issue is that at that the genetic lottery tends to balance out some of the other societal factors, like money, class, education, etc... You can be hung no matter how much money you make, how much education you have, what social class you were born into... And so sometimes I think of the genetic lottery as a great equalizer... Anyways, just rambling a bit here. Anyone else have any thoughts about this kind of thing? -- J.