Saturday, September 10, 2011

Seeing Lovers in Public

Even when I felt lonely, I enjoyed seeing people who were happy together walking by, holding hands, leaning into each other, hugging, smiling, laughing, sharing a kiss, having a romantic dinner, holding each other while enjoying a nice view. It warmed my heart to see other people happy together and enjoying the company. The world needs more love, and a lot less hate.

But in too many places, the only people who can be together like this in public are monoracial, heterosexual, couples close in age. It can be dangerous not to fit into this mold. And if you're known as close relatives, such as siblings, watch out!

How does it hurt anyone to see other people being happy together? Don't be jealous of someone else's happiness.

Adults, no matter who they are, should be able to be affectionate to a certain point in public. It shouldn't matter if one is noticeably older than the other, or if they are interracial, or there are three of them, or they are the same-sex, or they are known to be closely related. The law shouldn't stop them. Bullies shouldn't be able to stop them.

Love and affection are good things. We need more of those things, and we need to see it more. People should not be bullied for being affectionate in public. Instead, they should feel embarrassed to be mean or disrespectful to others in public.
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