OWNING (Y)OUR TENDENCIES (UNDERSTANDING ALL THE GAY SIDES)

Looking at only one side of our gay life can make us blind to the many other ways of looking at our situation.

MB-PRIDE-2015-05Whenever we examine our lives, we examine them from a particular side or angle. Most of us tend to favor one side over the others. For example, we may tend to look at things from an emotional perspective rather than a financial perspective, or we may prefer to think in terms of details rather than the big picture, or vice versa. To a certain degree, this is not a problem, and these tendencies add color to our individual personalities.

Jelu by Carmelo Blazquez Photography (23 of 78) copiaHowever, they can also make us one-sided, blind to the many other ways of looking at our situation. Even if we have decided that we are most happy when we focus on one particular side of things, it is always worth exploring the other sides. When we do, we become well rounded, more understanding of other viewpoints, and even more solid in our own.

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