Nov
15

What’s the purpose of life?

There we were a group of us sitting on the beach during a tour in El Nido. It was one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my life & we were having a grand time sitting under a tree drinking some rHum (yes rHum with an H) and chatting away. We had already been drinking for a few hours so we all had a good buzz going. A few of us had been traveling together for a while because most of us met in Boracay or well before that in India. We all became great friends fast and normally our conversations were about sex, travel and stupid shit we’ve done in our lives, occasionally politics and other hot topics.

What travel is all about... meeting people!

 —Some of the best friends I’ve made on the road. Us on that very day before the argument started. —

On this occasion we were having a conversation about gay rights and how it’s time that we have equal rights around the world and should be allowed to marry and so on.  The conversation was going great everyone was voicing his or her opinion when out of nowhere a guy next to us said something that made us all angry and me cry.  We met him in Boracay, but had been trying to avoid him since then. The reason we had been trying to avoid him & his friend (both American who served in the US Army) was because from the moment we met them we all got a bad vibe from them and from the moment I met them knew they were homophobic. I could just feel it and we rarely hung out and after leaving Boracay all thought we would never see them again, but anyone who has backpacked around the world knows the backpacker trail is almost unavoidable and well we bumped into them again in El Nido and happened to be doing the same tour (thankfully they were not on our boat) and well anywho yes they were sitting next to us on the beach.

So out of nowhere interrupting our conversation about gay rights (knowing I am gay) this guy says:

“Well, if you think about it from a biological perspective, the purpose of life is to procreate. God made one man and one woman.”

“Think about it logically, biologically, mathematically there is one man and one woman…”

We all got quite and none of us could believe what we were hearing… everyone got very defensive and kept looking at me. I was in shock, I know people like this exist and know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but when you travel you RARELY meet people like this. So everyone kept arguing and he kept saying he wanted to have an “intelligent conversation”. I on the other hand had toned everything out and the only thing that kept replaying in my head was

“THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO PROCREATE.”

with that one sentence this guy just abolished my existence on Earth, my purpose of life. It kept replaying and replaying… I couldn’t believe it and then tears started coming… I didn’t want to cry in front of this guy so I got up and before walking away said,

“Look I know how you feel about gay rights now & I respect it, but next time you get a chance to vote for something that is going to affect me & the gay community put my face on it and realize you will are hurting other human beings that just want to be happy.”

I walked away and went into the ocean for a swim. I swam behind the boat and cried. I just cried and cried because those 7 words hurt me more than anything else I think I have ever heard in my life. I know I will never be able to procreate (naturally) and everyone that knows me knows that I want 4 children at some point in my life.

I wiped my tears off washed my face in the water and walked back asked for more rHum and just sat there quietly. The mood had changed completely. It was time to leave and once we were back on the boat everyone apologized for them and told me they loved me for whom I was and that it was going to be okay. I let them know it was okay and that I know people like this still exist and is why we (GLBT humans) still have a long way to go for equal rights in the United States of America (land of the “free”).

We left it at that, but for the next few days and even now those 7 fucking words replay in my mind and fuck with me. It makes me think,

“WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE?”

What's the purpose of life?

—Written on one of the beaches of El Nido.—

The truth is no one knows what the purpose of life really is, we can only assume and try and make the most of the one life we have on this beautiful planet we call Earth. I’ve thought about it a lot and even before this have always thought the purpose of life is “HAPPINESS” (it’s even in my ABOUT ME page). Yes I think you can sum up the purpose of life with that one word.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines happiness as: “a state of well-being and contentment”.

Isn’t that what we all want in life?

I don’t think the purpose of life is to procreate, travel the world, own a car, own a home, have a job, go to school, worship a God, buy things, find love or any of the million things you can do while you are on Earth. All those things though do lead to “HAPPINESS”. I travel the world because it makes me “HAPPY”, my sister and her husband have jobs, own a home, car and have two children because that makes them “HAPPY”.  No two people on Earth are the same and is why I hate preaching that traveling the world is the best way to live life. In fact I rarely preach anything on my blog and when I do it is to make sure you strive to live a life that makes you happy because in the end we only get one chance at this precious game called life.

Happiness is something people have been striving for since the dawn of time… happiness is so important that the founding fathers of the United States of America even included it in the Declaration of Independence signed and adopted on July 4, 1776.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The funny thing is it’s in that same document that they mention “all men are created equal” and yet here we are still fighting for human rights over 200 years later. The fact of the matter though is that people like this guy are all over the world and is why so many minorities are discriminated against. We need to educate these people and help them realize that GLBT humans are just like anyone else living on Earth we just want to be happy. The late Harvey Milk once said something that has stuck with me from the moment I heard it:

“Every gay person must come out. As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family. You must tell your relatives. You must tell your friends if indeed they are your friends. You must tell the people you work with. You must tell the people in the stores you shop in. Once they realize that we are indeed their children, that we are indeed everywhere, every myth, every lie, every innuendo will be destroyed once and for all. And once you do, you will feel so much better” 

That my friends is the truth as hard as it is we must show people everywhere just that. Fuck I have tears in my eyes… I hate it, I never thought I would have to fight for my rights. Most people think it’s a choice, but it’s not. I mean really why would anyone want to choose a life that stripes them of so many basic human rights? Ahh I could go on and on about this subject because I am very passionate about it, but think I’ve said enough. I know this is a long post and I rarely ever ask this, but I really hope you take a moment to share this. GLBT rights have come a long way, but we still have a much longer way to go for equal rights around the world and know it’s going to be a tough fight, but a fight worth having. As for the purpose of life even if you don’t agree with me or my thoughts I’d love to hear what you think about this and I hope anyone who reads this continues to strive for a happy life.

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Comments

  1. I guess both of you can simply agree to disagree. Their definition of the purpose of life is completely different from yours. I’m an American as well who happens to be gay and I agree that I should have the same rights as straight people but my reasons may be different from yours. I am for equal rights, which means if straight married Americans have all these benefits, I want those benefits too. Either let gay marriage pass under the law or strip away all the benefits Uncle Sam gives married Americans when they get married. Personally, I think the latter makes the most sense to me.

    • Jaime Davila says:

      True Joey I guess we can both agree to disagree. In the end none of us are the same and my purpose of life may not be the same as yours and I respect that. I like the way you think about equal rights in America because it’s how it should really be. I mean what makes us any less human then them and why should they get better benefits than us?

    • His comment was not simply a scentific point.

      If you had heard the tone and context of it, you’d have no doubt of his intent. This is hard to convey in text, but what he said was based on hatred and disgust. What you are is wrong, you shouldn’t exist. That’s what I heard and is why it was so hurtful.

      • Jaime Davila says:

        Thanks Jakob, ugh the guy was a complete asshole… and was thankful to have you and everyone else there to defend me. Miss ya!

  2. I hate that you had to listen to that guy. People who think like that make me so angry. You deserve to have every single equality & right as a straight person. As you said, you didn’t choose to be gay, why would you volunteer to be discriminated against? Happiness probably comes closest to everyone’s purpose in life. Everyone lives differently & has different goals, but ultimately we just want to be happy. According to this guy, I have no purpose either simply b/c I don’t ever intend to have kids. And what about people who can’t have kids b/c of a health problem or something, they don’t serve any purpose either? What a jackass! Travel usually opens people’s minds up to ideas they never thought about & usually they end up with a better outlook on life & the world than what he seems to think. It’s surprising he’s been traveling for awhile & still has such a narrow view of life. Although maybe he’s in the process of seeing the other side & he’s resisting it b/c it goes against how he was raised & has always believed. We can only hope.

    Come to Germany or one of several other countries in Europe that allow gay marriage. I hate that you had to listen to that guy’s bullshit but at least you know he’s wrong.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      I hate that I had to listen to it too Ali, but the truth is it’s a fact that the world is filled with people who think like this. The only thing we can do to change them is to try and educate them with putting a face to the cause. In the end like you mentioned everyone’s purpose in life is different, but don’t let your purpose infringe on my rights. When my friends were arguing with them I know they mentioned everything you said about people who don’t wanna have kids, or can’t have kids and many other things, but I was fixated on that one part and just couldn’t believe it. My friends and I also mentioned how strange it is to meet such narrow minded people on the world. You could tell they have traveled a bit, but seriously you just don’t meet people like that on the road. I hope though the more he travels the more his mind opens to the reality of the world that we are all different yet have so many things in common. As for going to Germany or one of the several countries that allow it I have actually thought about it, but know it would be such a long or hard process. I think my closest bet would be Mexico since I am a citizen of Mexico too & they allow us to get married.

      • And really, if a predominantly Catholic country like Mexico allows gay marriage, why doesn’t the US?!
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        • Jaime Davila says:

          I know right… & not just Mexico so many latin countries have embraced it. It’s crazy… that the USA land of the free & blah blah blah is still stuck decades behind so many other countries on this issue. Freaking religion… & the irony is our country was built to flea from religion being imposed in politics. sigh****

  3. U shouldn’t take the words of those two uneducated morons to ur heart. They are probably gay themselves and are scared :) i think that if every human eas gay, the earth would be much better place. I’m not gay though, but know a few and they are the kindest, funniest and sweetest people i know. I hope u have great time wherever u r and don’t think about what those guys told u! Xx

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Jo, I know I shouldn’t take what they said to heart, but sometimes you are caught off guard. I also assume men who show the most hate towards gays are hiding from themselves. Oh & if every human was gay… the world would be filled with cupcakes & rainbows… no I kid, but it would be filled with some great looking people jajaja!!! I will continue to have a good time every where I go… I would never allow something like this damper my trip. I just felt like I need to write about it to help educate people.

  4. The purpose of life is to procreate?So when a man and woman decide they dont want to have kids, they have less then fulfilling lives? thats such bull. I wouldn’t have even gave them my tears. I would’ve said, “thanks for your opinion, please stay out of our conversation :)”

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Exactly Shey… I know I didn’t mention that in my post, but with that one statement he end the purpose of so many humans on earth. I know he didn’t diserve my tears, but I couldn’t help it. After those tears… I cried no more so it’s all good…lol!!!

  5. I once had a college professor tell the whole class that it was our DUTY and responsibility to our country (USA) to have kids. That was a long time ago, but to this day I remember sitting there thinking ‘who the hell is this guy to tell me to have kids’? I am a straight and female so I could have kids if I wanted. But never in my life I have ever wanted kids, nor will I ever. Ever! That is not my purpose and I don’t think society has the right to tell me or anyone else (straight or gay) it is. Happiness is a relative term. It’s different for each person.

    Travel is suppose to open minds and cure discrimination. It just takes some people a LOT of traveling to get to that point. :)
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Wow Shannon… I can’t believe a “PROFESSOR” told you that. I think that’s a bit worse then a jar head from the Army. I mean that guy is educated. I think it’s a good thing when you know if you do or don’t want kids and there is nothing wrong with either… no one should tell anyone what to do. As for happiness yes it is a very relative term and in the end is very different for each person and is why I just hope people fight to be happy, because I know most don’t. Oh and that guy is going to need to travel to the end of the world and back… for his mind to open up just a tad bit more.

  6. It takes a man to voice out an opinion; to preach a religion, but it takes a bigger man to respect and acknowledge that other people may still hold on to their own convictions.

    Heads up! We are still blessed that there are people who understand and accept us just the way we are. :)
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thank you so much for this comment. That is why I have always shown respect for others even if it’s something I don’t agree with. It is a blessing that so many people actually understand up and accept us the way we are.

  7. Pls dont shed any tear again for the “stupidest ever comment” and get affected by them. We here all supporting u, Jamie…Be proud of urself and pursue your’s happiness whenever u go, U deserve more!!! Huggies xoxo

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thank you so much June, it really was a stupid comment and I won’t ever shed a tear about it again. Thanks for the support and the kind words. Hug back xoxo.

  8. I wonder why his comments hit you so hard. I feel for a bit sad for him that he thinks the only purpose he has in life is to procreate. That’s a very caveman way of viewing life and the world. Just one more incredibly ignorant person. Unfortunately, he won’t be the last assbite you run into. Hugs

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Honestly Talon, I don’t know why it hit me so hard. Maybe because it had been so long since I had come across someone who is vocally against us or because I know I want to marry and have kids of my own one day. I have no clue, but yes it’s a very caveman view of life and the world. I know I will run into many more people like him and in the end I will continue to be myself to put a face to our cause. Hugs back.

  9. As a straight male who used to hold ignorant views like this, I apologize. I apologize for all the people who think this way. We are here for others, that is the purpose of life. And in being here for others we have to realize and accept that we cannot infringe on others’ happiness. Or the pursuit of.

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Seeing your comment on my FB post and now seeing your comment on this post has made my day. I mean it. Thank you so much Kaleb. Don’t think I’ve forgotten about your email and what we’ve talked about. You are one of the most honest people that’s emailed me and am happy my blog has help you change your views ont he GLBT community. With that said don’t apologize for the way you used to think or the way others think. We are human we live & we learn… the fact is that you were able to see the bigger picture of life and change. I don’t think those guys ever will, but I hope they do for the sake of humanity. Like you mentioned no one has the right to infringe on anyone else’s rights.

  10. It’s shameful. Seriously shameful.

    I saw this kind of ‘blindness’ at the small Christian school I went to for college. I’ve seen it from a lot of other groups as well. Honestly, the worst part is they have no idea what they are saying. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but not if that opinion is hateful. If it’s hateful, whether they know it or not, they have lost their right to it.

    I’m sorry it hurt you so much. I hope you still understand that most people know your life has as much values as their own or anyone elses. I try to convince myself of this everyday– the thought that I might be wrong scares the shit out of me.

    When you get these comments, you need to reflect on how many times you’ve been an inspiration to someone, which I’m sure is a lot. Keep your head up.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Erik yes it so very shameful and scary to think so many people actually think like this. All think about is how was it like going to a small Christian school? Damn that must have been hard. I know many people think my life has value and I know I have been inspiration to someone which means the world to me, but I think it’s cus I rarely actually hear these kind of comments in real life that it hit hard. I see it on the news and online all the time, but when the hate arrives in your face it’s just a bit hard to swallow. I will keep my head up though and continue to live the life I am living.

      • When I started college, I wasn’t sure what I believed- honestly it was watching the judgement of others I saw there that opened me eyes more than anything else. Something about passing judgement as easily on people as they did didn’t feel right. I felt really bad for them, since most of them had never met an openly gay person in their lives. I didn’t meet any until I started traveling. What I realized it that to be openly gay takes courage, and as a straight person, I never thought about how tough it was to have people judge you for something as personal as your sexuality. When I see Christian and Conservative groups acting the way they do about something as simple (and fundamental) as equality for everyone, the ignorance shown makes me real sad. Why the hell would one person have more right to it than another? It seems so simple, but it’s not for people who blindly believe what they are sold or people consumed by hate.
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        • Jaime Davila says:

          The sad thing Erik, it’s so much easier to pass judement on others than to try and understand others and understand what makes us different. Most people don’t realize that it really does take a lot of courage for a GLBT person to come out. We have everything to loose and in the only our happiness to gain. It’s difficult to describe, but I think you understand. It’s hard to see the “religious right” spread hate in the name of “God”. It’s very sad and an easy way for them to have an excuse for it. In the end like it’s been said “all men are created equal”… but still have along way to go to make that happen.

  11. Jaime – I love that you singled out happiness and found a way to quote both Jefferson and Harvey Milk in this post! You’re amazing, really. Don’t let the ignorant haters get you down too much.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks so much Adam, happiness is such a powerful word and for some reason when I think of it I always think about those 3 words “pursuit of happiness” as for Harvey Milk, that quote is one of the main reasons I am who I am no matter what. That is the only way people will start to respect us and realize we are just like them. I’m gonna continue to live my life like I have been and not let these people get me down.

    • Brigitte Pernia says:

      I have to agree with Adam, I love what you said about happiness being our one and only purpose. Great post! xoxo

  12. It is such a shame when our path in life crosses with that of such a dick! Un-bloody-believable that moron types like this exist on this earth, but they do and they open their mouths when they shouldn’t. And what an interesting statement … I have chosen not to procreate so I guess that means I haven purpose in life?? Bullshit! Everyone has a purpose and it has bloody nothing to do with sexual preference.

    It is such a sad world that we live in when people have to fight for equality. Please DON’T EVER let people like this have an impact on you. Ignorant people must be ignored. You are an amazing person, dont ever let anyone make you question that!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Yes Lynne, it is a shame when our paths do cross with people like this, but it’s a reality of life. We all have the right to live the life we want that will make us happy. We are all different and have different views on things, but it’s when your views affect my life that I get very emotional. It is a very sad world we live in, because so many have to fight for equal rights not just us (GLBT)… we have to fight for right that we should all have. Thanks for the kind word and I won’t allow anyone to question who I am or how amazing I am (lol i’m blushing a lil).

  13. <3

    Purpose of life IS happiness. You do what makes YOU happy and don't let close-minded & selfish people who don't respect other people's choices and life take that away from you.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thank you so much NaEun, I will make sure no one takes my happiness away from me. I will continue to live life on my term and live a life that makes me happy.

  14. Abrazos Jaime! Sorry you had to listen to that jerk.

    I think people have difference purposes in life. For some it”s raising their children; for others it’s spreading the word of their religion or it could be personal fullfillment (happiness).

    Everyone should be free to pursue their own path in life as long as they don’t harm others. That’s the “american” spirit. :)

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Gracias Karl, it was hard to listen to and is why I had to walk away. In the though I know we all have different purposes in life and that is what makes this world so amazing and unique. I so agree with your last statement, I couldn’t have said that better.

  15. If you think procreation is the sole reason for being alive then not only are you ignorant, but you are also missing out on a large part of life. I’m sorry you had to deal with someone like this, and it sucks that it’s usually those kind of people who have a way of appearing everywhere.

    Keep focusing on happiness and remember all of the great LGBT achievements that were voted into place last week. We will get there someday :)
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thank you so much Amanda, you are right about everything you said & yes I should focus on all the GLBT achievements that were voted into place last week. It was a great day to be GLBT in America… but still have a long fight to go.

  16. I’m sorry you had to hear such ignorant remarks. I wish I could have been there to give those fools a little piece of my mind…grr…anyway I’m glad you were able to let your tears flow and move on. Unfortunately, some religious beliefs perpetuate ignorance and hate towards perfectly lovable human beings. The good news is that those who feel this way are on the decline, more and more people love and accept LGBTQ. Thank you for being such an amazing human being and always being so transparent with all of us. LOVE YOUUUU

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Ahh LUCERO… what a surprise!!! Jaja I know you would have given this fool a huge piece of your mind. That is very good news about the people who hate us is on the decline. It’s good to know that more people are becoming more acceptant of us. Thanks for the kinds words too, I miss you tons. I still hope our paths cross again soon.

  17. I hate when people make blanket statements for all humanity–he should have said “The purpose of MY life is to procreate.” There are so many ways to live a life, so many ways to search for and to attain purpose. I never care if people disapprove of my way of life. Why should I? They don’t pay my bills. They don’t f%#ck me at night. Why the hell do I care what thy think of me? If I am supposed to care, I didn’t get the memo. Frankly, I secretly enjoy disapproval–I always say you probably aren’t enjoying life to the fullest unless SOMETHING you do goes against the beliefs of a Republican senator from one of the square states.
    That said, I DO care that I–a gay citizen of the USA– don’t have the same rights as my fellow straight citizens. I am talking about the right to marry. I have commented on your blog before about being in a relationship with a Brazilian man. I cannot bring him to the USA to live with me due to the discriminatory immigration laws in the States. I suppose I could have him marry a friend of mine, but why should I have to go through hurdles like that (and what a hurdle it is to ask a friend to go through all the scrutiny and mountains of paperwork, not to mention a potentially illegal situation). I am so thankful the Brazilian government allows me to get a permanent visa to be with my partner. They recognize that we are a family, my partner and I. They call it a stable union, and that it is. I might not be able to procreate with my partner, but I am able to maintain a stable relationship with him, and for me, that is my purpose in life.

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Hey Dave, ah I always love hearing from you! I feel the same way… I don’t care what people think of my life I am so happy it’s crazy, but when people say things like this especially when I’m not used to hearing them it hits hard. It knocks me back down to the reality of the ignorance we still have to deal with at home & around the world. As for our rights in the USA ugh it breaks my heart, that we don’t have the same rights either. I’m going to have the tough ride you are going through as well since I’m still dating my Egyptian boyfriend and have no plans on letting him go. I plan on fighting for our relationship and for now that means I’m gonna have to return to live in Cairo because that’s the easiest thing to do right now. I’m happy for you though that the Brazilian govt allows you to get a permanent visa to be with your partner, that is amazing. I know Egypt will never allow that and well know the USA is still a long way from it so we’ll see what happens for us. Keep living your life & enjoying it.

  18. Next time, if you meet someone who says that being gay is bad because it’s not the natural/biological thing, just tell them that gay relationships also exist in ‘nature’. Researchers observed gay-animals. So it is completely natural and part of nature…

    I think most people here in western Europe don’t really care anymore (the prime minister of Belgium is gay, did you know?), except for the moslim-immigrants (or at least that’s what my gay-coworker tells me… they shout and everything when he walks hand in hand with his boyfriend).

    To me, it doesn’t matter. It’s like: oh your gay, ok, so what, doesn’t change a thing.

    I do sometimes wonder if it’s in the best interest of a child to have two dads or two mums, from a ‘scientific’ point of view, not from the point of view ‘you shouldn’t allow it’ if you get what I mean… In the end, it’s something I wonder about in all different kinds of contexts like teenage parents, single-parents… in the end it’s a question without an answer and I’m convinced it’s better to have two loving dads than having parents who neglect their children or worse…
    I’m curious for your opinion if you like to share it!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks so much Juana, I’ve actually learned a bit about animals that are gay too like dolphins & penguins just to mention a few, but anywho yes I know what you mean… and well sadly I doubt this guy would have even believed me. I remember learning about the minister of Belgium when I visited over a year ago. It’s so good to see open GLBT people in important positions around the world. The tides really are turning. As for wondering about two dads & moms, I totally understand that argument I mean really it’s a tough one, but I belive that in the end having two loving parents regardless of the sex is better for any child than none. That is why I think it should be legal for all GLBT couples to adopt around the world so we can help the many orphaned children around the world.

  19. Eurgh what a total crap-for-brains son-of-a-bitch that guy sounds like. Seriously, what a moron. I don’t get how people still think it’s socially acceptable to come out with those kind of hateful statements. If they had a childless, heterosexual aunt or uncle, would they deem their life useless, to?

    I’d have questioned whether or not they had kids and said that they were living useless lives if they hadn’t yet spawned a couple of kids themselves. Eurgh. I hope they got jellyfish stings on their balls that rendered their lives pointless.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Tom, I don’t understand either how people feel it’s okay to say such hateful comments. I was wondering the same thing, if he thinks the sole purpose of living is to procreate then why is he traveling the world and not busy having a million children??? Well I guess that’s a good thing I don’t want him to procreate anyway. Oh & that would be fucking awesome if they weren’t able to… okay no I don’t wanna be evil.

  20. Jaime Craven says:

    Jaime, you can procreate. Think about it. It is just not who you are.

    Even if weI lived in a village of 600 people and thought we were the only humans, it would be silly to think that humans are put here to procreate. Procreation is a choice. God gave us plenty of choices other than making another baby.

    Why is it what God wants, anyway? It’s not God’s life. You seem to be fine on your own journey without a 2yr old. Plenty of people have lived on earth and never had a child.

    Shrug it off, boo. That’s a very simplistic view of life.

    Hugs, I love you Jaime Davila!!!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Jaja thanks Jaime for putting all that way. Procreation is a choice & yes it’s not the purpose of life. I just had never heard that before and it shocked me & made me just think WTF? I’m happy as can be on this journey and know that one day in the future will have kids of my own.

      Hug back. I miss ya!!!

  21. People can be so cruel. I wonder if they even realise the damage their words and votes cause, and I thought travel broadened the mind. Someone should have given him a swift kick in the you know where. Not that I condone violence, but it would be interesting to see if he still had “a purpose in life” after it.

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Lilian, I agree with you people can be so cruel and we all really wanted to just punch him in the face, but well we didn’t.

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