Happiness is everyone's first choice
by abbeynormal on October 22, 2014 - 8:33pm
Recently a co-worker and I were discussing certain documentaries being aired at a local university, when the topics of controversial subjects come up; one of which was homosexuality. I find it very upsetting that it is considered a controversial subject; what makes them any different than any one else? Do homosexuals not feel? Do they not want the same things others do; love, family, friendships, good jobs, etc? Are they not contributing members of society? Sadly most people don’t see this as being the case. Being homosexual, even in 2014, is considered a disease; a burden that is thrust upon the family and friends and the individual.
But being homosexual is no different that being an artist for a living, as opposed to being a doctor. Whatever truly makes a person happy and makes them feel whole is what they will choose to do; go to college, or not, choosing a certain profession over another, choosing to get married and have a family or not. All these choices made by every single person out there are something that they will argue is made because of who they truly are and what truly makes them happy. So how is it different to force a person to be “straight”, compared to forcing a person to be an insurance salesman instead of a teacher, which is their true passion?
The worst is when people believe this is something that is learned; that being a homosexual is something that is chosen to be through media and through exposure. Tolerance now is conditional and still very ignorant. https://www.facebook.com/ST0PH0M0PH0BIA/photos/a.263637353841949.1073741830.263256313880053/305424842996533/?type=1
I especially appreciate people like Neil Patrick Harris (yes, I know very cliché but what can I say? I like the guy). This man despite all the worst assumptions about gay men, despite all the protest against gay marriage and gay parenting, comes out hitting! His dedication to his children and to his partner is beautiful and inspiring. This is why I will finish my post with wonderfully happy quotes and pictures from this man, putting a little smile into anyone’s day, and showing that homosexuality is nothing to be feared, simply accepted into the norm.