All this talk about trans racial and trans gender has brought up some crazy trans-thoughts in my head.
On one hand I feel like it is society’s fault that we have confused children and adults. For years the mantra was “you can be whatever you want to be.” Which is a lie. You can only be what your potential, motivation, financial situation and fate will allow. If you are missing the motivation to practice talent will only take you so far. If you don’t have the funds to buy the equipment or go where you need to go that can certainly hold you back. Let’s face it, a lot of successful people were at the right place at the right time and met the right people and they became successful. Yes it is a lie, you can be anything that life cooperates for you to be.
Then on the other hand we have the new mantra which is just recycled from the 1960s, “Be yourself” or “Be who you are with no apology”. This is better advice. It is liberating. The problem is people still don’t feel they can be true to themselves because society has limited what is acceptable. You can be LBGTQ but you can’t marry who you love and you certainly can’t raise kids. You can identify with a different culture but you can’t live it openly. Come on! really? That is a bunch of crap. That’s why the poor girl lied. She was scared to be who she is, so in a desperate attempt at self-preservation, she lied. Or, she is just plain bad. That is none of my business.
Both mantras would work if we as a civilized world would support people with love and no judgement when they openly embrace who they are and what they want to be.
I can’t wait for the day that none of this matters. When none of this is news worthy because we all just get along and accept people just as they are.
Live and let live.