Stereotypes

UnknownI’m still pissed about the Facebook quiz apologizing to me for suggesting I shouldn’t have kids.  I want an apology for the apology.

One of my favorite things about growing older is the constant learning.  I’m aware imagesthat I will be learning forever.  It’s one of the reasons I looked forward to being 50 and why I look forward to being 70.  I’ll know even more when I’m 70 than I do now.

One of the most powerful things I’ve learned in my 50 years as a human being is that we are all different.  That everyone’s reality is theirs alone.  In essence, there is no reality.  But there are individuals.  When I was younger, much younger, I thought we all wanted the same things, that we all had the same core goals.  But really, other than that shelter, food and love stuff, we have individual needs. And no matter how you look at it, we are as different as you and me.

s-ELIZABETH-ADENEY-largeDoes society (Facebook), in this day and age, assume that because I’m female I want or need children?  I’m mulling this.  Society’s misdirected assumptions, not the having kids part.  Why can’t I just be me? What makes it wrong to not have kids?  Why would that choice ever deserve a “Sorry!”?

 

 

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