Ok, if I get very rational about what I believe, I think that anything that does not affect me, I should not care about.
That's why I am for the legalization of drugs. I don't think I would ever do them, and it does not affect me if someone else does. That's why I shall fight for their right to use it.
AND, if I get even more rational, then I would think that homophobes have every right to hate us. As long as they're not creating a big disturbance in my life, and they're not trying to hurt me, why should I care what they think? They're just idiots.
BUT, my emotions are now clashing with that. This girl who sits at my table in Geometry keeps railing off about how gays are bad. And then what really makes me blow a fuse is how she thinks that gayness is a choice. (She believes her groundless assumptions, rather than me, who knows from research and personal experience) And so, I keep getting really mad at her even though she doesn't really affect me.
She's just painting the world as she sees it, and I just keep getting angry. It's just her amazing IGNORANCE and UNWILLINGNESS to learn that just makes me blow my stack.
So, if I believe in my ideals, why are my emotions fighting with that?