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Why Are We Given No Options At Birth?

We are given no choice at birth, no one takes us through a check list of attributes, asking, "Would you like to be beige, brown, black, or something more exotic? Do you want curly hair, straight, or no hair at all? And what color eyes would please you most, the colors of the rainbow await your choice? Male, female, other, all-of-the-above? Tall, strong, slender, petite? Do you want a mind that is sharp or staid, sweet or sour, comfortable or edgy, what special blend of mind makes the perfect you? It is all your choice, just sign right here, and pass your soul on through the veils of birth into your perfect mind and body!"

Not for us are those essential choices. Not even once, always we drop onto the Earth birthed with the same questionable attributes that bedeviled our parents. Do we want to be born this way? No choice, out we slide into a body not to our liking and onto a world definitely not designed with me or thee in mind. Why not? If God created all, why not give us pleasant choices too?

If only I could live long enough to see what humanity does with CRISPR genetic engineering!

Caption: Why Are We Given No Options At Birth?

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

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