This is copied from Nick's Tumblr.
I’ll keep this short and sweet for everyone so it takes less time to read, more time to think about.
Something I’m growing increasingly tired of: People in our country imposing their morals onto other people.
You will inevitably understand what I mean when you read the list and what they all have in common:
- Drug/Alcohol Use
Some of you might have a jerk-back reaction to me equating
homosexuality with prostitution and prostitution with drug use, but
hopefully you’ll get the point in a second.
It takes quite some narcissism for somebody to decide that their own
sense of morality, a sense of morality that many others may not follow,
is so flawless and so necessary that they decide it would be best if
that morality is imposed onto the people next to them.
This does not mean that in order to understand what I’m
saying, you have to support or take part in everything I mentioned. For
example: I’m not homosexual, I would probably never let my girlfriend
have an abortion (unless it was necessary to keep her alive, or was a
product of rape), I don’t agree with prostitution, I don’t do drugs or
drink, and I think that single-partner relationships are hard enough to
deal with (sorry sweetheart! <3)
But you don’t need to support or take part in any of these things in order for you to support someone’s right to do as they please.
Because unless you look at a single strict code of morals, the things
I listed above are not inherently bad. (You could argue that abortion
is murder, but you know what? Bodily autonomy. Look it up, and then shut
So I may not agree with some of the things I listed above. I have my
own code of morals, and yes, that might leave me in the position where I
judge somebody because they didn’t adhere to my own inner sense of
But that’s just it — it’s my inner sense of morals. They
don’t need to know what I think, and I’m not going to flat out tell
somebody who drinks that it’s wrong. I’m just going to choose not to
associate myself with them as closely as I would with somebody who
It’s not about supporting the acts. It’s about supporting freedom,
and not being so full of yourself that you impose your own morals onto