I’m one of those people who prefers to avoid giving offence, who despises confrontation and who has a deep-seated psychological need to be liked by as many people as possible. One might think that a personality of this type might lend itself well to a spirit of accommodationism with those who hold views contrary to my own on a variety of subjects.
Before I was conceived there was a period of time, stretching back to the beginning of time itself, during which I did not exist.
I know it’s difficult when the view you hold and believe is right becomes threatened by the prevailing social norms of the society in which you live. What you’re going through now is quite similar to the trauma suffered by the people who believed ‘blacks’ were less human and worthy of rights and respects than ‘whites’.