> Do you think your sexuality could have been influenced @extreme_one
, I'm not entirely convinced that all that stuff is down entirely to nature anymore.
When the NHS stuff forced me to look back on my life the conclusion was that the lack of an innate "identity" and the lack of willingness to "develop" one has definitely allowed all of that kind of stuff to be influenced by outside factors.
My supposed gender was defined at birth and then redefined before I was a teenager, not by me but by those around me, and tagged in with that obviously was my sexuality.
My whole life people have kinda assigned "identities" to me and I've just gone along with it for the most part because doing so hasn't caused me any issues internally or externally.
And this is true to such a degree that I even allowed others to instigate body modification to a certain degree, (although I drew the line at what I personally considered mutilation).
I know that doesn't correspond with conventional wisdom and developmental psychology, which makes me wonder if I'm just plain weird or missing some kind of functionality which everyone else is born with, but at the same time, if I'm like that, how many more might be and might also just be playing along because doing so causes them no consternation or harm?
In terms of whether kids should be taught diversity, I'm still kinda torn which is why I haven't answered. I think it comes naturally to kids and that is helped by natural exposure, so I'm not sure "teaching" it would either work or be the best for them. On the other hand, for kids growing up around prejudice...
Again though, looking at my own experiences, I was definitely prejudice once upon a time thanks to the attitude of many adults around me and literally all it took to stop that was one positive experience with someone "different", (my first), and that was enough to completely eradicate thoughts along those lines and they've never returned.
That again leaves me wondering, is that typical or is it an exception.
I dunno, I keep going back and forth on the other thread.