Boundaries on maps, are like boundaries in our mind.
How do you picture a tree, has it a trunk, branches and leaves? If yes, then it is the same tree that I visualize, but no two trees are the same.
We are like that. None being identical to any other. Yet we are hypocrites, and deny and resent that fact.
We decry individuality in any and ever walk of life. Preferring to bracket people into bundles that we feel easier to deal with, but we celebrate our own individuality by existing in a space all of our own and showcasing our thoughts and beliefs. Feeling free to speak out in defense of that freedom, but only if we are white, heterosexual and come from the right side of the globe, and perish the thought, do not flirt with controversy.
If you are one of the less fortunate, and not one of them, then those that are, will help you out of your mess by trying to convert you, and lead you down the path to a more conventual life, thereby ensuring the perpetuation of mediocrity.
Whether you believe in a ‘big-bang’ theory or in a world created by God, the one thing they both have in common is that individuality. A uniqueness, shared by no-one; or no thing. The trouble is, that if we show our differences, or speak out against inequality, we are disliked and in some cases; hated.
Why is that?