Have you ever wondered what type of person you'd have become, if you'd been born the other gender?
Most Helpful Girl
Funny, when I was born the doctors announced that I was a boy (how that was possible, no clue for what I think are obvious reasons) and they told my dad who was in a waiting room that I was a boy and he was kind of shocked b/c of course both my mom and dad were expecting a girl. Well, that mix up was sorted, but of course I've always wondered what that life would have been. I think everyone thinks about it... some actually go so far as to do something about it, but no, I love the balance between myself and my brother. I've always liked that there were my things and his things, and my clothes, his clothes, his activities and mine that didn't generally overlap because of our genders. I also liked growing up especially hearing his perspective on guys and me giving him the perspective of girls. I could do without a period and all that crap for sure, but ultimately I like being me and being a girl. I think there are just in my mind, more benefits to the range of "people" you can be as a girl vs. a more strict sort of conformity when it comes to being a guy (well at least where I live).2
Most Helpful Guy
I do like being a man, yes. Though it certainly is tough in today's world because there are so many different and competing images and messages of what being a man is, what defines a man.
I have wondered once or twice how I would be different if I were a woman. I think it's only natural for people to ponder that question every now and then. However, it really can't amount to much. Saint Augustine once said that it would be easier to fit the entire ocean into a thimble than it would for the human mind to comprehend God. The same rings true for me trying to comprehend femininity. My masculinity is a gift from God and as such, I will embrace it and celebrate it.1