Real Talk Though
The world is changing. There’s no denying it, and no matter how hard you try to make it not, it’s just going to keep on changing. However, what society do we live in where people are mistreated, ignored, demeaned, for accepting that change. The entire LGBTQ community has come out about what makes them happy, what they believe, how they see themselves. However, you’d expect that in a world that’s always changing, this would be a welcome change. People being honest to themselves and the rest of the world. Instead, society insults them, ridicules them, abandons them. So many people have fallen to depression, hurting themselves, and through them, their family and surroundings. What world do we live in where people that come out and be honest with themselves and the world are punished for it. We praise people for being different, but when the time comes to actually meet one, we ridicule them, demean them, treat them like animals. We claim to have come so far, but we still result to harming and harassing people for being different than us. Did we learn nothing from Abe Lincoln, JFK, Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Ghandi, etc? People deserve a happy life, and though their idea of happy does not match society’s, they still deserve it. They are people, as human as you and I. So next time you see someone being bullied online, harassed outside, just for being different, stand up for them. Instead of avoiding them for being “weird,” embrace them for being different. Remember, it only takes one bad day to ruin your life, but it takes one good day to make it better. All it takes is a smile, a nod of appreciation, a thumbs up, some sort of positive recognition in the midst of the negativity that they are usually subjected to. And to those who are homophobic, trans-phobic, etc, (I wouldn’t know why you’re still reading this, this entire story is anti-you) I feel sorry for you. The world is changing, but you’re afraid of coming out of your shell and accepting that. You’d rather live under the illusion that the world is perfect and that nothing will ever alter, change, or differ from your ideal view of it. Religion may speak out against some aspects of the LGBTQ community, but religion also speaks out against harming people. You talk about how, “god says that being gay is an abomination,” but you forget about how Jesus said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” You use religion when it is convenient and aligns with your views, and leave out the parts that don’t. So yeah, I feel sorry for you, stuck in your little illusion.