The Importance Of Civilization

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When we were young, all we worried about was what mommy’s going to make for lunch, or when the new Dora the Explorer was going to come out. Nobody cared about romance, relationships, or any of that. And yet, once puberty struck, everything changes. Confusion and awkwardness fills the atmosphere of middle school, as if a secret came out and everyone was uncomfortable with it. However, this wasn’t the case for me. Some people may call me childish and immature, but I enjoyed watching cartoons – still do – and was thoroughly curious about what mom’s going to make for lunch. Not once had I cared about who had a crush on who, whether this person was gay or not. Actually, as ironic as it sounds, I used to never give a hoot about the LGBTQIA+ community. …show more content…
It happened so fast, I wasn’t even fazed at first. Another one of my “children” had come out, this time as something I never heard of before. Like before, I researched everything about it; wanting to make sure they felt comfortable with their decision. Unlike before, I related and agreed to everything it talked about, what it meant, and the different variations of it. The research led to connections, which led to shock, which led to that feeling of enlightenment and relief that one would feel seeing civilization after being lost at sea. I was so overcome with joy and happiness; the fact that other people felt the same as me, other people struggled with themselves like me, other people who felt enlightened like me, it was …show more content…
Because what I went through at that age and how much I care about the people around me, I became a strong advocate and supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights and freedom. I mean I have to be, seeing as I am a part of it. Using my capabilities as a 16-year-old, I try my hardest to spread the word about recent and important news on the topic. I already know people will never accept me for who I am, but I’m used to it. I’m already a minority, might as well stack up those minority points. In the end, don’t be scared of who you are, but also don’t be scared of those around you. Keeping a closed-mindset will not only make you something hateful, whether that be passive-aggression or regular aggression, but also will leave you left behind in a society that’s constantly changing and making progression. Accept the differences between people and you’ll learn to accept

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