I've never been in a limo. Or a taxi. I've never ridden a train, or a subway. I have grown my own food, hiked through land that no one owns, and swam in wild fresh water. I have a passport, but I've only used it once. I visited a country that borders mine. I dream in vibrant color, but never any sound. I feel nothing I could ever do would make a difference for the good, but I am still passionate about voting. I eat meat, but I am ashamed of how the meat industry is run. I feel women are in charge of their bodies, including a pregnancy, but I feel men should have fatherhood rights. I feel so strongly about so many things, but I cannot reconcile them together. I am pulled oppositely in both directions. And I'm learning to accept that. The best I can do is make judgements and decisions as they arrive, in context. Everything is gray.
I am human, and thus: I am a walking paradox. Embrace the condradictions. They make us who we are.