You can be plenty happy with some fear around. Removing all fear is impossible for one, and secondly is destructive to future generations. Past generations establish fears through example (making their mistakes and the rest of us learning from it, then we can fear it and let that lesson dissuade us in the future). You're destroying that whole education dynamic when you continuously remove these barriers and tell people to 'make their own mistakes' again and again
All because you don't think its ok to apply knowledge that wasn't won firsthand.
How do we know that past generations are right? People used to think that earth was the center of the galaxy, but they were proved wrong. I meant that gay marriage rights have never caused problems to society, so we have nothing telling us that it is bad.
"I meant that gay marriage rights have never caused problems to society, so we have nothing telling us that it is bad."
Never? I wouldn't go that far. But i'll agree with you that you have nothing telling you that it is bad ... That's really the problem here. That effect, being sheltered from the bad, that's entirely artificial I promise you. I really don't think you'll be hailed as a Magellan for having to rediscover this concept again.