Agree? We were not born into a biological, social and moral vacuum. That’s good. A vacuum will not sustain life. Biological, the first element of non-vacuum to surround us with life support, was family, a father and mother, the profound essential of pro-creation; a male and female so endowed as to be able to establish the environment necessary to conceive, birth and nurture a child. Social, male and female, spanning the continuum of different, and yet contained within a relationship defined as having become one, together establish and maintain the growing environment of childhood. And as to the moral non-vacuum, no one has to explain why infidelity is called cheating.
Admittedly, these are restraints. As such they draw a circle around a sphere or environment established before ones arrival. That’s good. We can’t actually set the stage for our own arrival, nor would we have known how. But things, “they are a-changing”, chafing at the restraints, because they actually restrain.
I recently read the comments of a popular TV personality that quipped. “I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time — and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones — I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. …Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”
But I do worry. Who is exempt from the sphere of people? Is there an isolated and irrelevant other? Can anyone embrace the irresponsible and selfish disregard advanced by any segment of society attempting to destroy the non-vacuum of social order. If so, can they still claim to be minding their own business?. If the existing restraints are to be denied and no other restrains proposed, well, it rather resembles the astronaut that in an attempt to be free indeed severs his tether. You can’t just go back, space is a big place, and it doesn’t support life.