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I Want to Know Why the World Is Obsessed With Labels

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    I find people are ignorant to what words really

    mean but also create stigma to these labels. The word "gay" is thrown around by the unintelligent as a mocking term... Why? I've known people that call objects gay, video games gay, events gay where no homosexual elements exist. When I came to EP I made a few experience stories...
    Shiznitone Shiznitone 22-25, M Jun 22, 2014

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    Labels.. La La La

    My best guess is this; people fear the unknown. People want to have control over something. Labelling someone gives them this. I really hate labels, myself. And I think we're getting worse when it comes to just slapping a label on someone. We're becoming more like products than...
    FateCantDecide FateCantDecide 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    Multidimensional.

    Why do people feel the need to stick labels on everything? More than that I don’t understand why people feel the need to define themselves using labels. A lot of people these days use terms like ‘geek’ or ‘nerd’ to define their entire identity… I just think it’s...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I Dont Know What I Am

    At my school there are tons of lables. Considering how I don't believe in them, I stumped my school. You see, I'm a very smart cheerleader with everyone as my friend. I wear preppy clothes but I do not act like a prep. I wear converse but i'm not a sk8rgrl. There is really...
    kweber13 kweber13 13-15, F Jul 15, 2009

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    The Word's Smallest Political Quiz

    I think it's an American think. Or maybe it's an Anglo-Saxon thing. I'm not sure. But, we seem to be obsessed with labels. I took this quiz today: http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz At the end of the quiz, I was labeled. It was an interesting quiz, but it has it's...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    They Dont Matter

    i just don't get labels...and we all know there are a million out there goth, prep, punk, nerd, suck up, jock, ****, dork, stoner, drunk,cheerleader so on and so on honestly..who cares!!!!!!!! i don't care what you look like, who you hang out with, where you came from, where...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    Labels

    Labels,Threy’re everywhere,Every which way,But loose!We’re obsessed with them,Why, Oh why,Do we have to label,Everything?
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Jul 6, 2011

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    Misconseptions

    A friend of mine on here, JoeyFox, wrote something in here and it gave me the idea to present my take on it. I think it is human nature to want to find out where we fit in. So, in turn we accept particular labels for ourselves, whether we mean to or not,so whether it is spiritual...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Independent Thinker

    If I was ever going to have a label that would be it.  Too many labels especially in the USA:  conservative, liberal, those are the two that are way over used here in my country.   How do you feel about labels?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    I'm Only Myself!!

    At first, I didn't mind labels at all, in fact I wanted to be a few of them. As any normal teen, I wanted to fit in somewhere, where people would accept me and wouldn't call me weird. I was in that phase where I became rebellious and wanted to try new things, try breaking the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 22, 2012

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    I Think

        i am not going to say i don't use labels .  it is wrong as me as a human . i judge people and i am trying to stop it .  but i wonder ? who started this > why .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 30, 2009

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    I Want To Know Why The World Is Obsessed With Labels

    It saves people from having to talk to one another.  You know that scary thing called conversation, which might lead on to (dare I say it?)COMMUNICATION.
    leprechaunz leprechaunz 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2011

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    I am not sure why we want someone to be one

    particular thing , and by being this thing they have to cater to every paradigm that belongs to it. Are you a eco warrior? That means you have to wear funky clothes and bright hair and talk about hemp. I think people love to try to label me. I mean who am I really? Seriously. I...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F Jun 5, 2014

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    cuz I can be, that's why!!!!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 4 hrs ago

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    I've had this fantasy for years. My fantasy actually goes beyond her flirting. My girlfriend followed through for me this past weekend. It was a first for us both. Though we need...
    AZGuy12 AZGuy12 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    hahha I am! this may sound crazy, but I'm so obsessed with the combination of numbers, I can't my phone number often. kmsl
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 6 hrs ago

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    Messages are why. It's not what brought me here, but it is what has kept me here. The best experiences I have had have come from clicking that little envelope on the right corner...
    76starships 76starships 36-40, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Three Tibetan nuns came out of Dominos with a big pizza bag in one nun's hand. A beggar spread his hands in front of them, but they kicked his hands!!!!
    ConfusedPsychopath ConfusedPsychopath 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Okay, this going to be a short rant again. What's new? I have written about what...10 stories now? And I think if any of you have taken the time to read them (I know they are very...
    gilliian gilliian 36-40, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Or, what is it for? Why are we doing this? How can we optimize time spent for both of those. Those are questions I ask all the time because they're the best productivity enhancers...
    Taynk Taynk 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    It's not that I'm not happy with my life, I have great friends and family, but I truly do not understand why I exist. I don't know why anyone on this planet exists. Why should I...
    sociallyunacceptable sociallyunacceptable 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    If I had to genetically create a dinosaur I would name it Rabidus Rex. I would've called it Diabolus Rex but the Jurassic World game app took it first. Rabidus is Latin for crazy...
    ThereIsNoName3 ThereIsNoName3 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I knew I was in trouble the first time you confided in me about your complexities. You took the bait I let you in Now we're ready To begin Walk within my chamber Where your words...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    When it comes to women I have two kinds of relationships. The first type is basically a hook up type of relationship. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. Its the...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    i had my stories from one group removed and than i got removed from that group and i don't know why. i had been in the group for like 2 years and then i was removed fr no reason
    mylife1998 mylife1998 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I like to meet and be with a woman that has massive all natural breasts...Just ridiculously large ones that she would love them to be worshiped and cherish by a man like me...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Every half hour to forty five minutes, I feel a sharp pain right below my rib cage and diaphragm, within the pit of my tummy. The sharp pain lasts for about 15-20 seconds, or more...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Some Indians from India pretend or seriously don't know that they have Blood relations with some of us in Guyana, Trinidad, and Suriname. As of today, instead of Some Indians...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Out of the blue , mid chat , no apparent reason ..... beats me why I was blocked
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Always do whatever they want and can get away with, and the Weak have to suffer the consequences? Discuss
    1LikeMind 1LikeMind 51-55, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like someone one day, like a deep crush. The next day I don't.I have allot of people that have crushes on me, it's nice having them at my feet while i ignore them, but when i...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I love homestuck and its music so much it's like I'm in my own world. It's just so amazing and awesome, and I feel like no one else understands it like I do.Does someone else out...
    PampassClasse PampassClasse 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    happened again, today and idk why? I thot this was a site to vent??? so, how come everytime i vent, my stories get removed and idk y???
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response a week ago

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    lately ive been thinking that i havent been doing much with my life lately.i have been losing most of my friends that i met on the internet for one reason or another which were...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I know why, because that arrogant bit*h EpAllie, has a stick the size of the eiffel tower up her robotic backside.
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M a week ago

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    I use to have many stories and most got removed. They say its against the policy but from hearing from most people I do not know why the policy is not changed if the majority of...
    cuise cuise 36-40, M Aug 21

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    I feel as though I don't belong to this group I have only read the Harry Potter series 13 times And my hours used watching the movies would only ad up to about 6months I have only...
    anamal96 anamal96 18-21, M Aug 20

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    Especially would LOVE to know why you added me. When you seem to have NO INTENTION OF TALKING
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I love the feeling of pregnancy, but I don't want kids. After getting pregnant two years ago by rape, I gave them up for adoption. The feeling of carrying such a heavy, precious...
    Enbywithabellybump Enbywithabellybump 18-21 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I am pretty obsessed with both even today. I have pretty much always been obsessed with anime. However, my obsession with manga is more recent. I did not start until after I...
    DarkCogito DarkCogito 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I am on here to talk with people so if you add i think you want to talk. why add me if you aren't going to talk with me .
    topcap2017 topcap2017 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 16

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    ...even if you think you have nothing to hide. "There is no sentient human being in the Western world who has little or no regard for his or her personal privacy; those who would...
    MyNameIsSeven MyNameIsSeven 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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