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I Hate Labels

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    I Hate Labels Because None ...

    I hate labels because none apply to me. Yet  the world insists on giving them.
    Treelife Treelife 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    When It Comes to Sexuality

    I know I might be slightly biased since I date members of both sexes, but recently the issue has been bugging me. I mean, if you have a great connection ith someone, and you have sexual/physical and mental chemistry, why should anatomy matter? I have this friend and we have this...
    XxSperanzaXx XxSperanzaXx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2009

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    Not Nice

    Yet I have them on every article of clothing I have. No just kidding, I get it, people labels right? Like when ppl refer to my daughter as a “spic” or “mixed breed” or is it more when people call me a “bipolar” person? Now I’m confused...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Jul 21, 2008

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    Pride & Prejudice

    Labels are limitations. I don't know why some people out there are so desperate to place labels on others. I love this quote from Pride and Prejudice. It's what Elizabeth says when Miss Bingley tried to label her. "I deserve neither such praise nor such...
    youcantstopthebeat youcantstopthebeat 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    Labels ,shmabels...

    I understand why we give labels.So things are identifiable when things are identified ,it doesn't necessarily mean that their contents are entirely known.For example Baked Beans Can may inform you of its content yes Baked Beans.But their flavoring may completely different from...
    PhoenixFortune PhoenixFortune 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Not Big On Labels.

    When it comes to people it strikes me as being to easy and kinda lazy.
    VynRt VynRt 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    Why Bother??

    I don't bother labeling people according to what they are or the circumstancesof their lives...I'm much more intersested in their character. That being said, it would be nice if the same courtesy were reciprocated. :)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    Labels are nice to a point.

    Overuse of such labels can be ugly however. I am considered female. The gendered labels when you think of them are powerful. Male. Female. If the human being has a "spigot" down there, the being is called a male. If the being does not have said "spigot", then that being is said...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Labels=horrible

     i've never liked labels, all they do is separate people into cliche groups and gives people the excuse to make fun of others because they are different :(
    Lacilove Lacilove 18-21, F Sep 28, 2008

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    I Hate The Labels That Fit Me

    There are labels that define me that are true, but I really despise them. They are ones like; Co dependent, enabler, rescuer, etc. I've always felt that labeling people was not right. People, especially children could believe labels which could stunt their growth. I feel like...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 41-45, F Apr 27, 2012

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    Dont Label Me And Expect Me To Conform To That Label

    People seem  to want to put labels on others, and then expect them to conform to that label.  People want to place labels others based on ethnicity, race, religion, political offiliation, gender, age, age group, school, neighborhood, family, job, major, social class, city...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Nov 28, 2011

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    I wouldn't say I seriously hate labels.

    I just hate how people automatically put labels on themselves. Like, a girl may find another girl attractive and instantly call themselves lesbian. Or how someone may see two guys together and instantly call them gay. It just bugs me so much. It took me 14 years to actually...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F a week ago

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    Labels

    I really have been trying to remove labels in my life, especially in the terms of spirituality. This can be hard to do while writing down your thoughts, since language uses labels in an immense way. I will never be able to erase them completely. One question that I have is, why...
    Safriel Safriel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    I Hate Labels, Especially T...

    I hate labels, especially the ones you have to soak to get off.  I also hate those sticky clothing labels that I forget to peel off.
    Icandream Icandream 61-65 Jul 21, 2008

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    Has anyone noticed how

    so many crave to label themselves in their pursuit of self-knowledge? Introvert, Extrovert, Depressed, Bipolar, Narcissist, Popular, or Loner are just some that have popped out for me while reading certain blogs (especially if you've ever been on Tumblr) Labels upon labels of...
    oculusviridis oculusviridis 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I Am Not What Others Think

    I can't stand it when people judged others based on their looks, race, gender, etc. If it's true for one person, it doesn't mean it's true for all! I think labels seek to define others so they can be categorized and better understood. But labels limit others by making them...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F Dec 29, 2008

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    So I was perfect last year.

    I was the common popular person. I hate it! Let's not dwell on that...Now everyone thinks they know me. They don't. So, I changed. I broke out of my shell, wild and crazy and different and everything in-between. But yet no one gets it. Nobody caught on. Now they label me...
    mailanimc mailanimc 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Finding My Label

    For a few years now I have been struggling with my sexuality. Am I lesbian, bi, asexual, straight???? I don't understand why we have to give ourselves a label saying, "I'm only going to love someone with this anatomy". Who says that the person I'm going to fall in love...
    maladicta maladicta 18-21, F Oct 26, 2009

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    You Don't Talk Black, You Must Be An Oreo.

    Wow. So I'm an Oreo because I know how to speak proper English? I was laughed at my Freshmen year of high school when we were discussing stereotypes. I mentioned labels such as one being an Oreo. A couple of Caucasian boys laughed and said, "Like you!?" Even my own family from...
    JasmineLove45 JasmineLove45 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    Nothing Should Be Labeled

    Labeling: (from dictionary.com) a short word or phrase descriptive of a person, group, intellectual movement, etc. But really, why the crap do we have them? Nothing should be labeled, well, except for cans of soup, because how could you tell if it was beef broccoli or cream of...
    pezhead pezhead 16-17 1 Response Jul 9, 2008

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    I Don't Hate Anything, But I Don't Like Labels

    Personally, I don't like labels. Labeling others is a method of declaring our own self-righteousness. By calling someone dumb what we're really doing is insinuating that we're not dumb. It's a way of blaming other people for our own feelings of inadequacy. But what we could do...
    ablessingid ablessingid 22-25, M May 20, 2009

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    Don't Label Me...

    Do NOT label me because I guarantee you I won't fit that mold for long.  I am constantly re-inventing myself so who I am today may not be who I am tomorrow. So don't label me cute because I may want to be cute today but then sexy tomorrow. Don't label me intelligent...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    All They Are Good For Is To Seperate People Into Groups

    I hate labels, anything to do with them. I feel everyone is human and should just be accepted for who they are and not be labeled just to be put into the groups to be stereo-typed. I've only ever labeled myself in one way..and that's my sexuality. From a young age I labeled...
    hiddenbeautii hiddenbeautii 18-21, F Oct 14, 2010

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    Do I Ever

    When i was in high school  it was horrible which im sure it still is ... but where im from Status is everything ..If your on the football team and your grades really suck it doesnt matter...  your still on the football team ...   in my school  we had the...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2007

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    Some labels are good,

    but some labels are bad. I happen to like the positive labels I am given. The negative labels in life are emotionally dangerous and can be deadly too. I also notice the medical world is trying to lump every human being in one label or another whether it is some mental...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Dec 6, 2013

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    Labels = Limitations

    How many of us have done this? Labeled, or "stereotyped" something or someone? I would be lying if I said I never had. It's a sobering fact that we as humans, have been taught to compare ourselves with everything and everyone, and "judge" it for...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2009

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    Why Love Them?

    Aha, it is true, like most people...I hate labels on others and myself. I especially hate it when people stereotype themselves to a particular thing,... I think you know what I getting at here. 'Hippy' 'Emo' 'Goth' 'Nerd' All of these words are just things you are trying to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 2, 2013

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    Labels are useful, I'll say

    that much about them. They can surely stave off a lot of confusion and uncertainty. They have the ability to neatly sum-up an idea or a group of ideas into one convenient package. I suppose that is the reason why they are so damned prevalent in modern society. There is, after...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    We're So Much More

    People, individuals are so much more than labels. But it seems we can't ever escape them. Someone is alway throwing them about and they stick. I'm more than a label. I'm definetly not liking some thrown my way, but I consider the source. Still some hurt. I wish the only...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    I though I was bi, then pan,

    and you know what? I just said "**** it, I'm not gonna have a label!
    cyraalana2000 cyraalana2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I am sick of the world controlling my sexuality.

    I am scared to get into a relationship with a man. I haven't been in a boyfriend girlfriend relationship since middle school. I'm scared to fall in love with a man. But I'm done labeling myself as a lesbian. I tried so hard to fit into a label. I called myself gay because I...
    Scal92 Scal92 18-21, F Feb 6

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    It Has To Stop

    We will never have unity in society if we don't stop placing labels on ourselves. Instead of embracing diversity we willfully seperate ourselves into groups and resist and judge those who are different from us. It's sad.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21, 2011

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    Yea Bc I Totally Worship Satan C;

    Lol some chick asked me if I was goth bc I happened to be wearing all black that day and so she's really preppy and annoying and I'm more of the whole "scene/rocker" chick anyway I could have answered with a simple "no" or "not really" or even "no why the **** are you asking you...
    PeacefulSins PeacefulSins 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    Especially When They Stick ...

    Especially when they stick together and you can't get them apart.
    Taphy Taphy 41-45, F Jul 21, 2008

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    Thinking Before Speaking

    When I called someone a failure for complaining, by my own definition I am also a failure for opposing and complaining about them.If I create something and I call it worthless, I am calling myself worthless, because my creation is my imagination put to life.If I call anyone...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F Feb 13, 2013

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    Labels With Negative Connotation

    Why can't we just say the facts without sticking others with a label that has a negative connotation? Instead of telling your son to not be "bad", why not say: Do what I say because I'm training you to follow rules that will be ever-present in your life if you want to live...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F Oct 20, 2012

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    Labels Suck.

    I'm in eighth grade and this is when the labeling gets really ******* bad. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is based on your looks and clothes.  So, do you wear expensive clothes, and like stores like Hollister and Abercrombie? Do you looove girly things like shoes and...
    PARAMOREfanxXx PARAMOREfanxXx 16-17 2 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Yes, Indeed I Do

    I hate it when people are labeled. The only thing labels do is to generalize people. Labels only lead people to be judgemental of others and usually different than themselves. As if they had it all together. We are all individuals with different likes and dislikes. I am labeled a...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M Mar 1, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Just now i have thought. People are always obssessed with putting labels with themselves or to anybody. I say people must learn how to become truly rational and stop putting labels...
    EmJustCurious24 EmJustCurious24 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Just think how much easier life would be if people did come with warning labels. It would surely save you from certain things such as drama.
    ashizzlee ashizzlee 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    WARNING : contagious hater
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F a week ago

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    I told you guys that I hated myself. Now I am in a messy circumstance and I felt everything was falling apart. I might not finish my degree on time when the financial stance is not...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Mar 24

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    School is possibly the worst invention ever. I don't hate education, I just hate school. I hate the people, I hate the teachers, I hate the early morning, I hate the uniform, I...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have never hated anyone in my life. My MIL I DO hate she has destroyed my marriage with get son her golden child . I am 45, he is 63, she is 86. Her son divorced his wife 30...
    sueoneil sueoneil 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I hate the feeling of missing someone, even though they say it's what makes the reunion more special. I hate the feeling of losing someone, it hurts deep. I hate the feeling of...
    grey019 grey019 31-35, M Apr 3

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    People don't like hate, and it's understandable. It's not a pleasant feeling. However, many self-help and New Age books talk longly and vigorously about how to 'extinguish hate in...
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Okay….so…..I know this is trivial and probably in the long run very unimportant but I feel like I need to say it. So I used to like this guy a lot, but I never liked talking...
    CantThinkofAUsernameNow CantThinkofAUsernameNow 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Dear ugly sagging boobs, I want to make sure you know that I attribute every miserable moment of self-doubt and self-pity to you. I've hated you the moment I discovered my...
    onnest onnest 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I hate the way that my love makes me fake indifference when your name is mentioned. I hate the way you make me break into a sweat, and talk too loud, and go red, I hate the way you...
    yuichie yuichie 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I hate myself. I hate that I was born with depression. I hate that at age ten I already loathed myself to cut. I hate that at age 11 I was already done with experiencing life and...
    Rawrimabeast Rawrimabeast 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    This post maybe a nonsense... -_- so there's a girl in my class who I hate very much, call her Lucy. She's such an attention-seeker and a crybaby who gets scared of every little...
    Tiffany98702 Tiffany98702 16-17, F Apr 14

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    My dad cheated on my mom with my best friend. I had just made friends with this girl and her husband and children. In the short time I've gotten to know them, I became attached...
    duClo duClo 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hate can take over a body and is a degenerate invasion of  negitive thoughts and emotions. It tries to collect others and is aimed at targeting anyone or anything...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate my dad. It's legit. I ******* hate his guts. When I was little I thought he was the best person in the world, but I was a child and I worried over myself having fun more...
    gmaingemail gmaingemail 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate my life. I hate the school I go to. I hate having no friends. I'm starting to hate my boyfriend. I hate my family. I hate where I live. So pretty much I hate everything...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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