At 1/31/13 06:33 AM, HighWay wrote:
conform to what life has given you instead of being free and being yourself.
sounds like something the government would say.
To be "free" is to hack off/slap on a penis? That's an interesting way of viewing it. I would argue that there is nothing more "freeing", more unrestricted than the body that nature has provided us. Honestly, the problem is, people think too much and they allow their society to affect their mode of thought far too much. For instance (as a subconscious thought, and a tad far fetched but its an example) "Society wishes me to be a man and take on all the roles assumed under a man, but I have been taught that true freedom is not adhering to the roles of society, thus, becoming a woman is a defiant statement that has the duality of freeing the 'inner me'."
When in reality, their "inner me" could very well be freed without the need to change genders. It is more than likely, a shedding of a life you didn't wish to lead, becoming all at once, a new person. Since this is obviously a psychological issue, I once again would instead insist on seeing a professional instead of deciding to change genders. I am a very strong advocate of the natural order, things are what they are and have been since the dawn of man...our environments change, nations rise and fall, circumstances shift, but humans...humans never change. They're always the same. Our consistency is remarkable and honestly, if you took a day old baby from 100 AD to right now, nary a thing would differ them from us as time passes. Thus, I firmly believe it is society and cultural factors that result in our psychological preferences, from music to sexual preference (whole other story, don't feel like getting into it) and as an odd preference, even how we view our gender. Though I would like to study more on the subject, these subconscious factors stemming from our upbringing, our society and our culture, I believe are the key to the development of these preferences. Some way early along the road, we subconsciously chose these preferences and the earlier we chose, the more in tune our mind comes to believe that it is something that had been with us since birth.
So what I'm saying is, it is very possible that one could change everything they thought was rock solid and with them since birth via hypnosis or even prolonged psychology treatment. You could make a straight man gay, a rock lover into a dubstep fan and one who can't stand Chinese food into a ramen slurping fiend. Crazy sounding, but very possible.