We are very proud of our ability to make ‘rational decisions’.
So proud as to delude ourselves into believing that if we have enough information about something and enough time to consider it our opinion/decision about that subject will be “true”.
Take as much time as you wish.
“Alex prays on his own now, studying the Koran to work out what it really seems to say about gender and sexuality.
Yet he fantasizes about attending Eid festivities in Oakland next year where his mother celebrates. “She can’t deny me when I’m right there in front of her friends,” he says.
But it now feels like the hardest fight is in the past, not the future.
“When your mother hurts you, no one can hurt you as much as that,” he says. “My strength comes from that.” ”