Everybody Has an Opinion, Until…..
Big Picture / Human Society / Social Organization & Change / Change / Opinions
Some people have hard opinions and beliefs about sexual identity, race, religion, drugs, prison, women’s rights, the death penalty, pandemics, and guns…
… on which they won’t budge, until…
… their son comes out as transgender, or
their new neighbor is black or hispanic or asian or jewish or muslim or catholic or christian or atheist, or
their partner suffers an addiction, or
their relative goes to prison, or
their daughter says she’s pregnant, or
they must vote yes or no on the death penalty, or
a grandparent dies of the hoax virus without a “goodbye,” or
they witness their spouse being shot dead in a grocery store…
… for no reason!
Then, as if in a miracle, that hard-nosed person steps inside the family circle of unconditional love and acceptance which is the post powerful force for good in the world, and in an instant, is bathed in a flash of enlightenment which frees their heart and mind to truth, empathy, and common sense; releasing them to let go of those long-held hard opinions so that they can support change for their loved one, and the greater good.
All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin