Mar 13, 2009 7:07 AM GMT
I have been thinking long and hard about reason the rest of the world looks down on the gay community. They see us as immature, irresponsible, sex-driven, perverts who don't contribute to the rest of society. Instead of validating them why not try and be better? If African American's tried to win there equal rights by parading around in their underwear, they never would have gotten them. Instead of being offended, try and understand why they can't comprehend what it means to be different. Put yourself in their shoes and be honest with yourself. If it had not been you who was gay, would you really understand it? It doesn't matter how other people define you its how you define yourself. Do you see yourself as an outcast? A doctor? A politician? How about a human being. Someone who has the ability to make decisions and stand behind their actions. Don't give society the ammo they need to fuel their debate. Take a higher road. The reaction I see to often is people being offended that other people don't accept them for who they are. They think that there is nothing wrong with who they are so they try and force their lifestyle onto an unwilling society. In my opinion, they are absolutely right. There is nothing wrong with who they are, but my opinion doesn't matter. Neither does your next door neighbor's or you english teacher's. The only opinion that matters is your opinion of yourself. Sometimes the person that it is hardest to be honest with is yourself. Think, is my life the kind of life I want to lead? Can I be better? The answer is always yes. Everyone is human and with human nature comes flaws. I know better than anyone that I have many aspects of my life that need improving, but all I can do is try. Sometimes in order to gain respect, you need to earn it.