Wish you were born in
Have you ever had that thought that you might be born in
someone else’s body? It is not just because you want to be somebody else or
simply because you’re unhappy with your current physical self.
It is not an uncommon claim that one might be born in the
wrong body. Gender, place, nationality, culture, personality etc. – these could
be some of the details. People tend to imitate characters they admire. Wishing
they had the same qualities of a certain person (celebrity). I have honestly
thought I was born with the opposite sexual structures. I’ve had these thoughts
when I was seven (2nd grade). I was innocent and never thought it
was strange, until my mother noticed and tried to tame my “abnormality”. I am
still struggling from the conformities of society, or am I just a coward? I can
let myself free and let everyone know about my true self but I’m afraid that
wouldn’t be enough.
Is there someone’s body you’d like to take over? If not,
what are the certain changes you want to take place for yourself?
What is there to be born in a different body? Whatever it is, if anything, it isn’t “you”. Your form, your feelings, your perceptions, your thoughts, your consciousness, are all parts of the whole that makes you “you”.
Acknowledging the impossibility of being someone else, I’d still be interested in knowing what it feels like to.
As for your struggle, I’d go with authenticity, whatever that means to you. It could be acceptance of your physique as is and embracing the absurdity/paradox of your existence, acceptance of your dissatisfaction with your current physique and willingness to resort to surgery, or anything along those lines. I’m not an expert on the subject, but I’d try to avoid denial.
No, I have never felt this. I have disliked being me many times, but those feelings did not make me feel as though I belonged in a different body. I felt that those were problems with my being or mind or self esteem, and not something that had anything to do with physical things.
It does not seem likely to me that people could be born into the wrong body. How would you know it’s wrong if it’s all you’ve experienced? Why do you assume that a superficial change in your physical body would bring about the mental change you want? Maybe you are just challenging and rebelling against what you perceive as the expectations of what come along with your gender (which is a good thing to do I think).
I don’t know what it’s like to feel this personally (apart from general curiosity about what it would be like to be the opposite gender), but I am curious about people who feel this way. Do you want to get surgery or is it just that you seem to relate more with the opposite gender?