Dick’s Lithuanian Brain Trust

What is behind every individual’s social skill, the ability for critical thinking, the talent for artistic expression? The answer is those family members who came before: parents, grandfathers, grandmothers, grand uncles and aunts and on down the line. In modern societies, success still depends on individual effort. However, our findings suggest, that the compulsion to strive, the talent to prosper and the ability to overcome failure are also strongly inherited. We can’t know for certain what the mechanism of that inheritance is, although we know that genetics plays a strong role. Above are the actual male members of the matriarchal side of my family: Bresnick, Sykes, Miller, Hirsch.