Don’t you know that it’s always wrong to generalize about people?? Unless you’re depicting them falsely as victims… in that case it’s compulsory. This is the new politically-correct America.
Some religious people object to the existence of gays as full persons deserving of regular ‘human-rights’ like marriage because being gay is ‘not natural’. I wonder if they even realize what natural means in the real world. If we were to live in nature, ‘nature’ wouldn’t care whether not there were gay individuals unless it effected the survival of DNA. Maybe gay humans would not be selected for, and would die out. But if that was the case, why is the ‘gay gene’ still popping up in predictable percentages today? Maybe for the same reason that it pops up in dozens of other species.
But of course that’s not what they mean. They obviously refer to the antiquated essentialist idea of ‘the natural order of things’ when they refer to something being natural or unnatural.
And with those nostalgic words the final fragrant breath of her life departed from her chest and she was gone from this world, never to be seen or heard from again for all eternity. With time her bones turned to dust and her name and memory were buried alongside all those who knew her.
9/11 – meh
26/11 – meh
london blast – meh
mumbai blast – meh
pune blast – meh
assam riots – meh
godra riots – meh
bengal riots – meh
hydrabad blast – meh
gaya blast – meh
parliament attack – meh
banglore blast – meh
Taliban – meh
ISIS – meh
shia genocide – meh
Indian mujahuddin – meh
minority persecution – meh
attack Israel – meh
Israel fight backs – oh God ! Save humanity,
please save the life of innocents..
Atrocious outrageous ,blah,blah ..
What phenomenon is someone trying to express when they say that something like finding a suitable relationship partner, or being heartbroken was ‘meant to be’? Of course every event that happens on the micro or macro-scale is ‘meant to be’, thanks to a long string of prior causes stretching back to the singularity at the Big Bang. Given that, what significance does the phrase ‘meant to be’ actually have? Meant to be by whom or what? News for you, the universe doesn’t give a damn about you. The universe doesn’t have a mind. It couldn’t possibly be any other way. Meaningless phrases like ‘meant to be’ are clearly just something we throw around to make ourselves or others feel a deeper sense of happiness or feel better when sad things occur like a breakup. For the latter usage why not just actually embrace determinism rather than delude yourself in the comfort of some imagined cosmic plan, in order to feel better?
Acting as if one doesn’t care what anyone thinks of them creates the illusion of confidence, since confidence in the redeeming quality of ones other features is necessary in order for one to so boldly express opinions which would regularly be seen as repellant to others.
So-called new-age ‘relativistic’ parenting in which parents make no value judgements on their child’s future education and career choice, boyfriend or girlfriend, and praises them not for accomplishment but for ‘effort’ and mediocrity etc is the worst insult of an upbringing you can give to a child. A ‘friend of mine’ was raised like this, and told me so.