Emile Ratelband doesn’t feel that who he is lines up with what his birth certificate says about him.  And so last year he set out to have his birth certificate changed to reflect his reality of who he actually was.  And the courts denied his request.
Ratelband didn’t want his birth certificate changed to reflect his preferred gender, he wanted it changed to reflect his preferred age.  His argument was although he was sixty-nine years old he felt like and therefore identified as a forty-nine-year-old.
Ratelband, said “We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender, why can’t I decide my own age?” 
One would think the transgender community would support him, but it appears they were outraged by his analogy.  Hmmmm.
At least one scholar agrees with him. Joona Räsänen, a Finnish bioethicist at the University of Oslo argues that legal age shouldn’t be forced to match chronological age.
There have been times someone has told me to act my age, and there are mornings I feel twenty years older, but I’m not sure I’d take the time to change my birth certificate in either instance.
But, as for me, I will continue to trust that God created me the way He wanted me and when He wanted me.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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