Sexual Identity as a Shortcoming"In many philosophical
traditions, we are taught that our shortcomings are transmuted by the
act of seeing a painful experience through or quite simply in “suffering”.
When we can see the wisdom or the light at the end of the tunnel, such
experiences allow for our passage to a more meaningful, mature life.
Sexuality, when it is in accordance with the norms of society, is seen
as an innate strength that acts as a template that we are all made to
abide by in everything that we do. To linger too far away from this
design could spell trouble and heartache. Society in general has proven
to be quite unforgiving to those who drift away from the conventional
approach of ritualistic societal and sexual practices especially to
those from adolescence to early adulthood. To consciously and willingly
question one’s purpose and existence is not for the faint of heart. Most
of us wait until the very last minute and are forced, ready or not, to
come up with the answers."