and it bugs the crap out of me that people won’t let me simply identify as “human”, and insist on some sort of arbitrary set of racial categories.
It seems that in order to retain your sense of “special”, you’re denying and erasing their sense of…
Jere Krischel
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I agree. Is there a particular reason why people identify with a certain genetic pool? Could it be that it gives them a particular platform to stand on? People love to set themselves apart from others by placing themselves in a particular category. If everyone is just human, and therefore equal, then where is their edge? Where is their platform for being the victim, being mistreated because of genetics, or being superior?

Being proud of one’s heritage and culture seems to be antagonistic to being human (a decent human for that matter); especially when it pins one culture against another in accusations regarding what one group did to another hundreds of years ago.

As a believer in reincarnation, I believe I’ve lived thousands of lives, born into hundreds of cultures. I believe I’ve been human as well as non-human. Since science has proven that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, but only take on new form, then my belief in reincarnation is not that far fetched.

Thank you, Jere, for making that statement.

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