I was this reading this article on the CBC website and it hit me. We are most vocal about the things that scare us about ourselves, the things we perceive as the darker side of our nature that we refuse to acknowledge. It is as if being against it in the public sphere will just magically make us forfeit it in our private sphere. Perhaps it is a form of guilt-tripping – guilting the problem out of ourselves by guilting it out of others.
What if we stopped this guilt-tripping culture? What if we embraced who we are, stop fighting it, and instead spend our energy on becoming who we want to be?