We live in such a day and age where the LGBT community has garnered a universal amount of appraisal and support over centuries of discrimination and prejudice. African American people are also garnering a colossal following and support towards the “Black Lives Matter” movement – for better or for worse. Many groups try to clamber onto the roller coaster, trying to find their own little niche, their identity. Yet they lack a certain amount of maturity, seeing as they are mostly organized by and for people inclined to feeling hopeless about themselves. Unlike LGBT, their problems lack any substance or clarity as to what they are trying to uphold against. Still, I find myself feeling relatively content with this more recent development in society; we should always strive to treat each other as we’d like to be treated. However, what happens when we start twisting the definition of ‘acceptance’ into ‘avoidance’ ? How can someone improve if we keep telling them that change is never the option? Perhaps western society can learn a thing or too… from Japan!