Hi, my name is 2N, and I like pineapple on my pizza.
Also: I use ketchup on everything, I swear by floppy bacon, and I put my toilet paper on the roll with the end going over the top of the roll. I’m a woman, and sometimes I don’t get why people get hung up on what gender someone is, or wants to be, or professes. I’m heterosexual, and I love rainbows. I like puns, especially bad ones. I like to make things. I color. I love the smell of crayons. I love pens. I hate the smell of marijuana. I want to be healthy. I don’t like avocados, or zucchini, or asparagus. I think tofu is weird.
I love the Twilight series (books AND movies). I believe in God. I believe that love is beautiful, and that people have the right to love who they want. I believe that a man who talks about his daughter like she is a sex object has no business running this country. I hate it when people come to my door trying to get me to go to church. I think many people get offended too easily. I hate waiting in lines. I love bright colors. I love the smell of rain. I love unicorns.
I believe in live and let live.
My Facebook feed is filled with posts criticizing others for liking or doing or believing in something that is different from what the author likes, or thinks, or believes in. As if there is only one way to think, or feel, or be. I keep having to unfollow people who post nothing but political posts about why they are right, or make sweeping statements as if their point of view is the only view there is. There is so much more I would rather do with my time than obsess over making everyone think like I do.
I want to know why we’re not celebrating all the ways in which we are similar, instead of making others wrong for thinking what they think, or liking what they like, or believing what they believe. Why does it matter who someone loves, or what gender they are (or wish they were)? Who gets to use which bathroom is not a life-or-death situation. Why make it one?
Whether I like pineapple on my pizza or put my toilet paper on wrong, why do things like that even become a debate? Why is it worth focusing on? Is it because the differences dividing our country right now (and the world) are so pronounced and enormous that all we can do is focus on the meaningless things like whether people are wrong because they like their bacon burned to a shriveled up little husk that breaks if you drop it on your plate?
I mean, as mentioned, it’s not my thing. But if that’s what floats your boat, knock yourself out.
We’re still all human. The fact that we have these differences is what makes us a society with rich variety and depth, even if not every shade is to our taste or aligns with our beliefs. If everyone believed the same and liked the same things, the world would be a pretty monochromatic place. It’s our differences which make things interesting.
I wish there were more things in my feed which promoted that.