For this entry I decided to revisit one of my earlier posts. It was one of the first I made for the semester so I was really, really new at the whole "blogging" thing.
I wrote about how when I walked around my dorm and everyone was getting to know everyone else I heard the questions like "Do you think he's gay?" "Is she a lesbian? I can't tell" a lot. I just thought it was interesting that everyone was questioning everyone else so much.
Now that we've all been living in the same building for a semester most everyone knows at least a little bit about everyone else, so you hear the questions a lot less. Sometimes it still comes up though...
I think that although it may be rude to be that inquisitive about someone's life when you don't even know them, it's also really interesting and (I think) kind of a cool trait about the human race. We are, without a doubt, one of the most interesting races to date. Our mental process allows us to do things and think about things that other species would never do... so it makes sense that other humans would be interested in what other humans do.
I think there's possibly two reasons for those kind of questions. One is that people are just being nosy for the sake of being rude and wanting to know everything about everyone else, and the other reason is possibly that people are simply curious and want to know other people better. In today's world, it seems like your sexual orientation is a big part of your personality and regardless of that being true or not, I think a lot of people consider it to be a pretty important thing to know about a person.
I think this class taught me that it's ok to question things and be curious, but that it's also ok to not know. I think that I'm going to try to teach others that it's not really as big a deal that everyone seems to make it.