I do not give my definition of Solidarity, I ask you to describe it yourself
Maybe I will not talk about some comfortable topics, but those are the topics, we need to talk about if it is wanted to find the Solidarity.
When I saw my friend taking part in Solidarity Corps, I had no idea what that meant. It sounded something interesting and changing the world. Solidarity is described as union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group. But what about Solidarity between members of groups with different opinions? Is it because I do not agree with someone or something automatically means, that I am wrong and need to change myself? Maybe it does mean, that I am still searching. The best definition of the interesting and changing our world solidarity I find in my boyfriend. He always says when he does not understand things. But he always adds, that he accepts them. But we will talk about him later.
There was a research made in USA where Brain of liberals and conservatives were examined. You probably can understand which parties stand behind these two adjectives. (And if you don’t, maybe that is the topic you need to solidarize with?) The conclusion of it was that “that greater liberalism was associated with increased gray matter volume“. „Whereas greater conservatism was associated with increased volume of the right amygdala”, but you can also read what means hear: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3092984/ It does not really mean liberals are smarter, but their actions show that they want to be. Let see… In this country it is legal to end a life of an unborn child till the ninth month. Sounds wrong, am I right? Why would need to search for a new word to describe “abortion”? Just to make it sound less bad? But since when “taking a live of a man” is better than “killing”? Is it right to be happy and proud about doing it? Or should one cry and hate himself of accusing a crime? In Lithuania (that is the country I come from) there is a new law describing the role of parents, mostly delimiting the concept of the violence. It was known for ages that violence against your child is hitting him, but since when did it become wrong to drink a glass of wine during the dinner?
Maybe the wish searching for new definitions for these words gives you more neutrons. Or maybe you search for those definitions, because of the excess of the neurons. But does it really make you smarter? And what if these phenomena are described the way liberals want to describe them now? What if abortion is completely normal? And drinking a glass of wine next to your child is indeed a type of violence?
If staying faithful to the old as time definitions makes me conservative, then you can call me one. But that does not mean I stand against the Solidarity, that I do not love people, that I do not search for the definitions of “wrong” and “right” anymore. It does not mean, I hate people who had done mistakes in their lives, neither do I judge them. But I do always ask myself does everything we do is normal and acceptable? Does my choice is always a choice I am making only for myself? Do I really want to accept this if I do not understand it?
And what if you now disagree with me? Does one of us have to forget about the Solidarity and immediately hate the other one? Does Solidarity really means only „union arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group” or does it exist between groups with different interests and opinions?
I like the German name of this contest – Defitinion gesucht (Definition is being searched/wanted). I do not introduce the definition of mine. And still I ask you a few too many questions. Maybe we are all on the searching road for the solidarity, and yet, will we ever find it?