Evolution through acceptance
It amazes me how small things could change our minds. I was thinking about how people are so opposed to things they have no control of, but that don't particularly affect their lives. If you think about homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, etc; yet many of the people who hate individuals of a certain group don't know any themselves.
It could be for a religious reason that they hate (the concept of which baffles me, regardless of religion), or it could be for no reason at all. Basically, it's lack of knowledge &/or a personal acquaintance leading to lack of sympathy.
It started me thinking of the idea that when we have children, we don't have control of their sex, (nor eventual sexual preference or choice of religion, try as some might to persuade in one direction or another) but we do have control over their race. The baby will be the one race of both parents or a combination of races of both parents, but what if we didn't have control over that?
Of course, it's purely science fiction, but it made me wonder if racism would even exist was that the case. If we didn't know what race our children would be, how could we hate anybody?
Could that one little thing have changed how humanity had treated each other over the ages?
Ultimately, we humans could choose to treat each other better, if not for the close minded mentalities of those who can't accept what they can't change. Instead, they choose to fight, fruitlessly, because they want everyone to be the same, to be like them. Because, apparently, if every person on earth looked & acted & thought the same, the world would be a perfect place, I guess?
But that's not how life works; life evolves, it changes, it goes in different directions because otherwise, how else would we learn? How else would we become better humans? We are supposed to be so evolved at this point in time, & yet so many people want society to be dragged backwards.
People should not resist change, only those that resist change.
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