Freedom is the simple recognition that your neighbor will inevitably have to be offered all the same rights as you.
You only sacrifice a freedom, if say, it’s for something that negates the freedom of another individual.
The simple answer is, if you would hate to have something done to you, you are called to sacrifice doing it to others.
Straight, white, “normal” people want the right to gender identify, they just don’t get challenged on it as much. But we do, and we take it for granted. You don’t have to respect your neighbor’s identification. No one can make you. But your neighbor, whomever he or she or however they identify is, probably works, and probably has money, and probably has network connections.
You respect how they identify, you call them how they prefer to be called, because selfishly, greedily, connivingly, they are valuable. And people who get along with more people are going to be better at business. End of story.
They’re going to get more out of life.
Say you hate someone over their skin color when it’s really your own lack of self esteem. But eventually, they’re going to receive every right you have been offered. Including the justified right to hate you right back.
Prejudice, racism, sexism, I’m not sure these things are inherently so bad as they are stupid. They’ve been cursing and tackling civilizations for millennia, while we crucify and martyr anyone who dares recognize the value our economies ignore.
And that is the value of love.
One sided consideration that never asks to be reciprocated.
It may not make you wealthy, but it will make you impervious to poverty.
And I wish I could hand you loftier reasoning, but if nothing else, trust that black kid, that person you don’t know how to call, people who don’t speak enough of your language to know how to call you, have money in their pockets. Value to their person. Probably spend it here and there, when and where they feel invited, welcome, and free.
Conservatism isn’t dying.
Natural causes are revealing it was never in our nature.
We’ve never been a conservative creature.
If we were, we’d have gone down with the trees, and never learned to stand upright. If we were conservative, there wouldn’t be this much diversity in our species.
In fact, one could argue, that if homo sapiens had been a more conservative animal in the past, we’d all still be black.
No matter how you look at your neighbors, exercise no right you would not also extend to them.
Because in the end,
it will come back for you.
Not because it is right.
It really is just better business.