Once again, my blood pressure has shot up over the latest editorial rationalizing the reasons that individuals (“individual: noun, 1. a single human being as distinct from a group, class, or family”) should not be allowed to make personal (“personal: adjective, 1. of, affecting, or belonging to a particular person rather than anyone else.”) decisions.
I have yet to hear a valid argument that supersedes a person’s right to make their individual life their own.
Not all believe in God. Not all want to live life at all costs.
Not all consider abortion murder. Not all see homosexuality as a sin.
Not all are intimidated by the differences among people.
And that’s the crux of it all.
A healthy ego recognizes differences and doesn’t seek to legislate them into oblivion. A healthy ego doesn’t attempt to deny others their individualistic pursuit of personal happiness. A healthy ego isn’t threatened by diversity of thought. A healthy ego maintains faith in our fellow man — even when much about others may not be clearly understood. So, live your life as you see fit. But remember: Others deserve to be able to do the same. There’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” life.