Everyone is entitled to their opinions and everyone is entitled to their beliefs … but if the opinions and feelings are rooted in denying certain people basic human rights, I’ve got a problem with that.
Maybe foolishly, maybe recklessly, I’ve never been one to be too preoccupied with how I’m perceived. I’m not saying I’m not aware of it. I’m not Buddha. But it just feels like such a nasty concept to be concerned with how you’re being perceived and let that be your compass. That’s what they teach you from the time you’re five years old: don’t be too concerned with what other people think of you.