I just saw a short video showing an off-screen interviewer asking random people on the street if they thought being gay was a choice. Their answers were all over the board. The interviewer then asked, “When did you choose to be straight?” It was as if a light had just been turned on in many of the interviewees heads. They’d never been asked that question—a question that apparently many gay people are frequently asked.
Then the interviewer asked the same people, “When do you think gay people chose to be gay?” It seemed like another light bulb went off in many of their heads.
It is an amazing example as to the power of words, when a simple, slight change to an often-asked question can create such an interesting reaction.