Monday, April 20, 2009

Ahhh, the power of anonymity

From Anonymous: Re: We lead ourselves everyday
"Kudos very moving and strong! Just be wary on your "MOM" comments. After all according to your blog you are thinking of being Mom’s soon too. Now is the time to educate are younger generation and old alike not use them as a laughing matter and joke about it. That would be like putting yourself at the very same level of the people who judge and ridicule you. I was so inspired until the "MOM" bit it was not all vital to the statement at hand"

Dear Anonymous,

I will not, and neither will my wife, be wary of our mom comments. You are right, now is the time to educate OUR younger and older generations and this particular mom missed out on an opportunity. That being said, the comment made by the child and the mom's reaction was ironic. So funny and ironic that I can’t help but chuckle at it. You should do the same.

If you don’t quite understand the irony, here it is: The mom exemplified just what B was trying to fight. B was bringing visibility to a problem (inequality of the tax system, marriage laws, embracing differences in people while still treating them equally) and the woman, in turn, was doing her part to make B invisible. And the child pointed it out in perfect innocent childlike fashion. Funny. And indicative of the curiosity of children, that, in my opinion, should not be ignored. Nor should the issue of civil rights for every human being.

Many people mistake my wife for a male, we have to laugh about it and then point out that we all choose to express ourselves differently. I may not like your haircut or your piercings or your mom jeans, but that doesn't mean I should discount your worth. This acceptance of people is vital to all the statements at hand.

Journal of a good life lesson


Brenda said...

Thanks baby. I love you!

christina said...

well said.