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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Always The Same

    I hate labels, why do we have to be defined by the way we look, the way we dress, the things we do. If one particular thing stands out about you then people jump at the chance of calling you something. Over a month ago i lost my virginity, nearly everyone in my year heard about...
    lOveLifexO lOveLifexO 18-21, T Oct 28, 2009

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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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    Judge Not/label Not

    I feel that labeling people is no different from judging them. First of all, there's no such thing as normal people. How can there be a norm when we are all created differently, yet equal? Labels create impressions in a persons mind that usually generalizes a multitude of people...
    Jenisa Jenisa 46-50, T Oct 2, 2012

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    American is also a label.

    Human is also a label. There are plenty of labels out there, positive and negative. The thing to do is find a way to own the label instead of letting the label own you. You have to find a way to make the label work for you if it's positive and do something to break its...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Oct 6

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    I Hate Being Labeled

    Why do people feel the need to put everyone into little sub groups? I don't understand it, we are all just people. Sure, some of us are more different than others, but we are all different. Labels are just a stupid way of classifying people, even if they do not fit their direct...
    xWynterxBreakdownx xWynterxBreakdownx 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2011

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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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    We're all independent,

    idiosyncratic beings; we're not cans of tinned food. So why the vapid, judgemental labels? The sooner people realise we're not classifiable like food items on a shelf, the better. It's pathetic and infantile.
    saltrosed saltrosed 13-15, F Oct 12

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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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    i hate people who label people

    and judge them too fast . like by a sexual profile . come on we are all here on this earth bcos our parents had sex . first judge and put a label on your mother or father
    tiarababy tiarababy 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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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    Having A Label Given To You

    if you have ever been given a label you will know how i feel it is the worst feeling ever. you go to school one day and everything and everyone you know has changed. the only reason i got a label was because i died my hair black because i hated it blonde. this was one of...
    booorrreedd booorrreedd 13-15, F Oct 15, 2009

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    She's What?! Black!

    I hate labels. I remember years ago I was at a huge party hosted at a hotel.  A gentleman who I had known for a very long time (over the phone) was at this huge party.  He knew that I am married.  We all were wearing name tags with our name, the company name and special...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords 56-60, M 11 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 15

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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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    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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    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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    I Do

    They tell you everything except for what you need to know. I looked at the painkiller pack i had and it said everything except how long they took to work, and I mean everything; how many ml of water and at what degree you should drink after taking the pill(s) on top of the...
    StephanieManoso StephanieManoso 31-35, F Dec 6, 2011

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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 22-25, F Feb 6

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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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    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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    Yet you're on a website dedicated to labeling

    yourself. Anyone who belongs to this group should also be in the 'I am a hypocrite' group.
    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 Apr 15

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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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    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23

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    As Far As People Go...

    I understand that it's human nature to try to define the people and things surrounding them,it somehow comforts them to be able to catagorize and segregate!  I strive to not do this to others,and can only hope for the same courtesy.  Think about it people,we are all...
    getoutatown getoutatown 46-50 5 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2009

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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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    I'll regret this post in the future but for now, the only one i dun hate in my family are my dad and older sister -_-
    Crossfire14 Crossfire14 13-15, M 48 mins ago

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    I hate my life so god damn much. I hate that when im in a more depressed mood my parents have to assume that I'm angry at them. I hate that they yell and make me feel worse because...
    RoyOfTheCosmos RoyOfTheCosmos 18-21, M Oct 12

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    Navia55 Navia55 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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