(warning, this is not a typical nerd post!)
Children are not born knowing hate. They are born into a language-less world knowing only love, friendship and cooperation. Their young minds and bodies need the cooperation of parents to survive and grow. They don’t know division, bias or hate. Over time these concepts are absorbed, hopefully not intentionally, but they sneak in. The idea that people deserve judgement. That knowing a single fact about a person means you do not need to know anything else. Sometimes these ideas, ingrained in adults, become reinforced by societal structures. But we adults make the rules, and we can change them.
Yesterday, another one of those societal structures was corrected. That arc of justice was bent just a little more toward that childish ideal world without bias or division. It’s a long arc, and there is a lot more bend left to go, but it moved. We all felt it.
Today, I am proud of my fellow adults.
Children of today will likely know nothing of rotary telephones or the horrors of dialup internet. They belong in museums too. It is exciting to think that, now, maybe, if we just stay out of their way, they will also never know limits to who they can love.