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Within reason, of course. Don’t steal other people’s property/money simply because you WANT to. Don’t run over people, or hurt them, literally, or figuratively, because you WANT to.

But honestly, we are a country of tip-toers, people who are too afraid to simply BE who they want to be. Who cares who you sleep with. (I’M STRAIGHT AND I SLEEP WITH MY MALE HUSBAND – see? Snoresville). Who cares if you wear white after Labor Day.

You are you. Don’t apologize for that.

I tell people all the time, in fact, I should have this tattooed on my forehead: I am who I am – take it or leave it.

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And that’s true even if the savings account doesn’t have enough money in it to cover a full degree — or even a semester. A study from Washington University in St. Louis has attributed this effect to aspirations. A kid who grows up knowing that their parents and others expect high education — and who grows up thinking about higher ed as an option for them — is more likely to go.

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By all accounts, Martin had gotten away. That’s corroborated by Zimmerman’s and Rachel Jeantel’s testimony. Per Zimmerman’s account, Trayvon had run down the path behind the townhomes and was out of sight. Jeantel testified that Trayvon had made it to his father’s backyard – well out of sight from Zimmerman, we now know – when she was on the phone with him that night. If we’re going to have an honest discussion about race, we need to have an honest discussion about why Trayvon Martin chose to go and confront Zimmerman after he had gotten away. I have yet to see one commentator on the subject ask why Martin didn’t call 911. We’re not having an honest discussion about this situation so how can we possibly have an honest dialogue about the broader issue?