I am excited to be back! I’ve been really busy and I have decided to try this whole thing out again. (If you’re wondering about that girl and the cultural appropriation thing, we became amazing friends). I realized that me and my friends have totally different views, and yet we are so close. That girl, I’ll call her Caren (an atheist, feminist, liberal, pro-choice, “bi-sexual” being), and I (a Christian, conservative, pro-life, straight being) are becoming the best of friends. In my friend group I have only one openly conservative friend, I’ll call her Jaelynn. We have been best friends since the seventh grade. She is half Mexican and a big Trump supporter conservative girl. Today at lunch, it was just me, Caren, and Jaelynn. Jaelynn doesn’t hide her political and religious views at all. She doesn’t care who she’s talking to. I began talking about that whole fiasco in Britain with baby Alfie. Caren hadn’t even hear the news and it shocked her. We somehow got on the topic of abortion. Jaelynn simply stated her views:
“People need to own up to their mistakes. I think it’s murderous when idiots go around having unprotected sex and say ‘oops’ and decide to abort that innocent baby. And people abort innocent babies that might have health problems, like somehow it’s their fault.”
I couldn’t have said it better. I think it’s important to have conversations with others that have different views than us. We shouldn’t live in bubbles and only talk to people with the same views. We will never learn anything.