However, the following is my favorite story of his:
A man had two sons.
The man was a terrible, abusive, alcoholic, and beat both sons equally in alcohol-fuled fits of rage.
One son grew up to be a terrible abusive alcoholic.
The other grew up to be the opposite (i.e. never touched a drop).
Given that both were sons of the same abusive, alcoholic, father; and given that both turned out quite different, an enterprising sociologist once asked both sons the same question:
"How did you become the person that you are?"
Both sons had the same answer:
"What would you expect with a father like mine."
It's probably a parable and not a true story. But it's a story that has been played out millions of times.
We decide our destiny. NOT our parents...or our circumstances.