Most of us like to believe we would have been on the right side if we had been around during moments of important social change in the past.
But there's no way to know.
I found myself thinking about that this afternoon when I saw some girls working as crossing guards outside their elementary school.
Would I have welcomed them to the fold back when I was part of an all-male sixth grade patrol-boy unit? Or would I have argued that they lacked the "necessities" to hold out a flag and tell some foot-dragging fourth grader to move his sorry ass?
But I must say the girls I saw this afternoon seemed to be doing a fine job.