posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 03:57 PM
"And you know why? Because the sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character"
To speak of this young man so highly, is to ignore the last statement he makes.
He seems to be stating that he is fully aware of ALL of the influences that have made him to be what he is today. He is being short-sighted in that
assertion, in that the continuity of his consciousness is something he seems to claim awareness of. I am to suppose that he can recall his birth. I am
to suppose that he can recall his treatment in the womb from which he came. I am to suppose that when his mom was pregnant with him and her family
turned their back to their own daughter, that the pain and stress that the mom felt, which affected the levels of stress hormones in her body, didn't
contribute to his development. LIES, and short-sightedness is what I declare of the last statement.
Fact: The sexual orientation of his mother, while she was carrying him, Did affect his development, in that her family disavowed her pregnancy and
didn't offer support through his delivery. I find it hard to beleve that a mother, who seeks approval and support from her family, and doesn't
receive it, will be unaffected. I am nearly certain that her family turning their back on her caused a negative stress to her, affecting the hormone
levels( oxytocin, serotonin etc.) in her blood to which her son was exposed in the womb. Small effects perhaps, but not to be ignored.
And I guess it's been fortunate to live in a place where noone would dare utter a statement of bigotry about someone's two moms. If he has, even
once, heard a statement someone makes regarding the sexuality of his parents, either good or bad, and felt Any emotion, good or bad towards it, then
he HAS BEEN AFFECTED. everything is a stimulus, if he's numb and Vulcan-like, lacking emotion, then maybe the opening quote statement
is true. but he seemed human to me, and fairly well balanced emotionally.. that said, I don't deal in absolutes very often, I just use them for
reference, as well i try to avoid blanket statements lacking complete insight like this 19yr old made