The 21st century has become the century to celebrate delusional thinking. In our efforts to achieve self actualization, we have consumed so much positive thought mantra that we are beginning to believe it is literal. We used to say, "If you can dream it, you can do it," and, "You can be anything you want to be," knowing that we were being figurative and inspiring; always with the realization that somethings we dream about would not and should not be possible. Today, these statements are taken to heart. Enter the Trans-everything movement.
Last week, trans-racial entered the picture explosively with Rachel Dolezal. Mrs. Dolezal, with her pale skin, freckles, and Cindy-Lou-Who hair, has passed herself off for years as a black woman. She self-identifies as black, so we should all accept that as her reality.
I applaud Ms. Dolezal for working in a capacity to make America better for racial minorities, but I don't think we should applaud her lie or enable her mental delusions. Her recent television interview with Matt Lauer makes her look mad as a hatter--she is a woman so invested in her facade that she actually believes it.
At some point we have to come to a realization that it is more loving to help someone learn to love themselves and become comfortable in their own skin than to encourage them to live a lie.