There are so many different medical diagnoses that have people feeling as if they were trapped inside the wrong body. These people usually experience a great period of their lives unhappy in the body they have no choice being in.
Below are a few of the medical diagnosis I have decided to list...
Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) - Is a psychological disorder wherein sufferers feel they would be happier living as an amputee, or being "transabled." It is related to xenomelia, "the oppressive feelin that one or more limbs of one's body do not belong to one's self."
Transgender - Is the state of one's gender identity not matching one's assigned sex.
Transracial - When a person who is born of one race, makes the decision to become or represent themselves as another race.
Some of these people are able to live their lives (with contentment) by transitioning into who they feel they should have been born as.
Do you agree these people deserve to establish their true sense of happiness?
If someone feels they are black but are genetically white,
Should they be allowed to claim that racial background?
If someone feels they should have been born an amputee,
Should they by all measures go to extreme lengths to achieve that?
If someone feels as if they should have been born a man but are genetically female,
Should they acquire that change through gender reassignment surgery?
If we are okay with ONE of these....then why not be okay with all of them?
Why or why not?
As time progresses there are more and more medical diagnoses that are coming to surface where one as a feeling of inadequacy because they have no control of which the way they were born.
If all of these are accepted in society (and we allow people to live the way they want to live without questioning it) then how would the word "identity" truly be defined?
Does ones true identity lie within the way they see themselves?
Or how our society percieves them?
Identity cannot be found or fabricated but emerges from within when one has the courage to let go.