Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Some Advice For Any Parent Who’s Worried About Their Kid’s Potential

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If you’ve been watching your kid carefully and are starting to worry that the apple did, indeed, fall far from the tree, this should make you feel a little better: celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson dropping knowledge on why your kid’s family lineage is … unimportant. Actually, maybe that doesn’t make you feel better.

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In 60 seconds, he rolls a lesson in human genetics up in a wrapper of inspiration, and replaces worn out platitudes like “You can be anything you set your mind to” with a reminder that your kid is a direct descendant of the entirety of human accomplishment (provided you’re not a Flat Earth-er).

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