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One day I was carrying my baby in a baby buggy on the street. One distant relative of mine has met me. He is a busy person, he doesn't have time, so it was understandable that he asked whether my child was a boy or a girl. And I replied: "I don't know. When he or she will turn 16, he or she will decide it for himself/herself." I could see the disgust and incomprehension on his face. I consider myself to be happy and lucky, to live a life like this.

And perhaps when he/she turns 18, he/she will have the occasion to decide whether he/she is a human,or a shrub, or a television set. We mustn't indoctrinate, after all...

Updated: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:08:30 UTC | #500531