Look, I want to be a good and better person every day of my life. I want to be the best possible me I can be. I want to live in a world where people won't try to hurt me for trying to achieve happiness the best way I've found to do so. I assume that other people want that, too. You want to be a good and better person. I believe that. So, let's put aside the mean ways of doing things that we developed because, for some reason or other, we couldn't see that there were other options.
-- Kate Bornstein, Hello, Cruel World, p. 58-59