As the winter rolls ever closer, and I go to bed even earlier, my mind feels the need to empty out all those random thoughts that keep me awake at night!
Why do we assume that family will be friends? I know that lots of families are close, but not all. There are some members of my family that I can't bare to be in the same room with?! I am not particularly close to my siblings, not through any animosity, they are nice humans, we just have very little in common.
Why have we become so judgemental? Why do we have to have an opinion on peoples appearances, sexual preferences etc. If no laws are being broken and no children, or animals, are being harmed, carry on! Overweight people can be healthy, slim people can be unhealthy. I just think 'live and let live'.
Why is wanting to be a homebody such a bad thing? Even my mother wants to get me out of the house more! I like my house?! It's where I'm happiest. If my children want to travel, I say 'go for it', it's just not for me.
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Then there is the BIG question:
Do I think disabilities, both seen and unseen, will ever truly be accepted?
This one I definitely can't answer. In my village, my son is accepted for who he is. In fact, many locals keep an eye out for him. I even had a call from my local shop, recently, because they thought he was in the school yard alone. That gives me such a good feeling. A feeling of hope. Hope that the future isn't a big scary place for my little man.