I believe that it was a great day for New Zealand.
Of course there were people who were fervently against it.
Personally, I don't understand their objection to it all. Seriously, how does two men or two women getting married affect their lives?
Here's the answer and I will let my fourth form social studies' teacher tell you:
"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, not a sausage, bugger all."
Zilch, nothing, not at all.
On that day, Maurice Williamson, the Pakuranga MP for the right leaning ruling party, the National Party gave a speech in Parliament which grabbed the world's headlines and showed that even if you are conservative in your politics, when it comes to love and marriage then politics shouldn't really come into it. I have watched the video on a number of occasions and it is quite entertaining and makes a lot of sense.
Here, you decide for yourself:
What did you think?
I like the line:
"All we are doing with this bill, is allowing two people who love each other to have that love recognised by way of marriage."
"What is the point of this?" I hear you ask.
Well, what business of it is yours what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms?
Seriously, what business is it of yours that two people of the same gender are in the bedroom together. It happens in the animal kingdom, in fact I've heard that it is a very natural thing. There is a certain percentage in each species that like the same sex. Why can't human beings be any different?
My next question, why is it your business to know why your "quiet" friend doesn't want to go out with you on Saturday night?
Why does he or she have to lie to you just so they can get you off their back?
They are not being anti-social, they are just being true to themselves and the sooner you realise that, the better. The better for them and the better for you.
You don't have to guilt them into joining you for a few bottles of fermented grain just because the idea of being alone on a Saturday night is about as appealing as root canal surgery.
Also remember, that doing nothing is not an invitation for you to hound them to go out, for them it is doing something. They are recharging.
What other people do is none of your business? Don't make it into a big thing. You will drive people away, when you really want to be attracting them to you. If you give them space to do their thing, or recharge or whatever then they will give you the gift of their time and it is a gift. Cherish it.
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