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…for people to understand that I may care about things that do not directly have anything to do with me. Either they accuse me of defending something because I am part of that group, or they tell me to stop being so nosy in another group’s business. I step in when I see gaps in rationalization, for the betterment of society and the people around me.
I don’t have to be an immigrant to care about the welfare of immigrants.
I don’t need to have cancer to fight it (although this might not be true in the future).
I don’t have to be black to care about the welfare of black people, or any other racial group.
I don’t have to be gay to care about gay rights.
I don’t have to be poor to care about the poor, homeless to care about the homeless, education-deficient to care about furthering education (all of which would be a travesty).
I don’t care about abortion choices because I think I’m ever going to get an abortion. (I agree that it’s by choice, and my personal belief and choice is that abortion is morally corrupt except for safety reasons. One reason why I hate the connotation of a “pro-lifer” because technically, I’m both pro-choice and pro-life? I like life? =/ sorry, tangent)
In the same way that I don’t have to be a politician to care about politics. Or a doctor/scientist to care about the spread of disease. They have to do with the general good, with the society we all live in. If you really need a “selfish” explanation, it affects me indirectly; I don’t have to have a direct connection to it to care. So stop making accusations, implications, of who I am or am not, or of my values, just because I support my justice and I am a firm believer in rational reasoning and the betterment of society.
On the flip side, for these same reasons, people who don’t care about issues that don’t directly pertain to them need to start paying attention and caring. But that’s for a different post.