Now that I am much older and wiser, no question really seems tough to me. Sometimes I question if that means I have just become arrogant and closed-minded but I don’t think that is the case at all. There are many times when I have things pointed out to me that I say “I never thought of it that way before” and I realize that there might be reasons why someone does something that I find strange that is not what I first thought.
When I was young I was inexperienced, very naive, believed everything I heard from anyone and I never questioned much. I never had a strong opinion on most things. Now even back then if someone spoke of abortion, I would be against it because that’s an innocent life we are talking about and I knew many unwed mothers at that time, some that raised their babies and some that put them up for adoption. I only knew of a couple that “pulled a Penny” (Dirty Dancing). I remember being shocked and horrified and while I didn’t hate them, I looked at them in a completely different way. It’s especially sad when you already saw how aggressive and mean-spirited they were to begin with and you can’t help but think, yup I can believe this was their choice. I think this is why I am so against abortion. Ending a human life shouldn’t be an easy option for anyone. That’s just plain ghoulish and dehumanizing to the human spirit for all involved but I never say never in any situations I have not faced. I don’t know what it would feel like to be pregnant and not want the baby because I lost one of my babies from a miscarriage in my third month, and the ability to bear children soon after. I appreciate life in a way that someone who was not in my shoes could not begin to understand.
I remember applying for jobs when I was older and how easy the questions were to answer during my interview. The same questions that left me scared and tongue-tied as a much younger person.
Also, it’s not so much the question being asked as how the question is being asked, who’s asking and why.
Any civilization that doesn’t believe this, will never last, nor should it. Po’ Girl
…Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.