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I Want to Know Why the World Is Obsessed With Labels

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just want to clarify that just because some random person adds me to their circle doesn't mean I will add them back. Why bother adding some one when you never speak to them...
    ThisStrangeEffect ThisStrangeEffect 22-25, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I met this girl a few years ago. I approached her. I later learned she has a boyfriend whom she said she loves. For some reasons, we end up being very good which was hard cause I...
    paxal6 paxal6 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    Why tho? lol I want to know what makes me so interesting
    osnapitzama osnapitzama 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    That or why you keep me in your circle? I am genuinely curious and free praise is always welcome. LOL If you do let me know, dear peeps, it will give me a chance to say why I...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm forever curious and often annoyed! I don't have a large friends list for status. I do allow possibility to grow from letting a person lurk in my friends list if there might...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    People add me to their list, don't talk to me, and then delete me after a while. I don't know what the point of that is.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I need someone with a car to take me to Kansas City, Missouri. I can't stay here anymore.
    xoKastasiaxo xoKastasiaxo 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 10 years. This past December I found out he had been talking to a woman on Facebook and it was, in his own words, more than friends...
    helpmekeepittogether helpmekeepittogether 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    R: Doers (Realistic) People with this main characteristics are independent, stable, persistent, practical, down-to-earth, physical, athletic, or mechanical. They can and think...
    iamnotperfect iamnotperfect 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A conversation with the breast obsessed: You look more natural when you dress to show off your boobs. Burly, oppressive outfits that distract from them take away from the...
    jessinadress jessinadress 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm almost 20 and have not gone to college yet. I'm terrified of failing and I have no idea what I want to do. I feel so pressured to get a job and go to school and it hurts. I...
    bstarqueen bstarqueen 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My stranger for a Mother has refused to pay my bills once again. I have a $2000 bill to pay. The only reason that I ran it up was because I was working, but my stranger for a...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I want to fall in love with someone who is equally yoked
    Aprildawnmarie Aprildawnmarie 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just let two opportunities passed. Two guys were madly in love with me but I refused to be comitted with them and decided to leave the UK because I am stuck with this damn love...
    mabuhayka mabuhayka 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So the first thing I thought of when I read this experience..... Well, DUH. Why would I want to fall in love with someone who doesn't love me? Unrequited love is one of the most...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Everyone has their own definitive principles for what they consider a true emotion, a philosophical concept, or an aspiration. When it comes to the idea of falling love, I've...
    Lentocrates778 Lentocrates778 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Over the passed year, I've changed my attitude about my milk production and chest size from self-conscious and self-minimizing to open-minded and curious. I've come a long way and...
    jessinadress jessinadress 22-25, F 16 Responses Feb 1

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    Sometimes, on nights like this (when I'm dreading the next day), I wonder why...Why I do the things I do? I'm trying to help everyone else and that selflessness comes at the...
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F Jan 31

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    I will make mistakes. I will say the wrong things. I will do the wrong things. I won't do it on purpose, but I will **** up sometimes. Please be patient with me. I will say...
    HerTrueKing HerTrueKing 22-25, M Jan 31

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    Paramore, Panic at the Disco, Bring Me The Horizon, Fall Out Boy, Sleeping with Sirens, My Chemical Romance, We Came As Romans, Pierce The Veil, Mayday Parade and many more! xD
    supernerd22 supernerd22 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I've been dating this guy for a while but I don't think I love him this happens all the time. I moan about being single but I date and I hate being in a relationship. One day I'm...
    LilyMae1995 LilyMae1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I don't know why in Muslim faith men and women can't be friends when they are married, is this good ?
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Say they want a certain type of Man, and then when they find them, they have one who wants them of that type, the change their mind. When they give a description, of who/what they...
    RisingPhoenix54 RisingPhoenix54 56-60 1 Response Jan 24

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    I read the books but I didn't see all the tv shows :/ but I really really like the books so if you want we can talk about them?
    KittyLannister KittyLannister 16-17, F Jan 24

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    I remind myself of my many mistakes in the past and then it makes sense of as to why so many people don't like me. It also explains why my friends eventually leave me... In today...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M Jan 24

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    I actually know why, but yeah.
    Bircos Bircos 18-21, M Jan 23

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    So this fascination started when I was watching "pegging" **** and I thought I really wanted to try that with my husband. But the more I thought about it, I realized I would really...
    killakelley killakelley 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 22

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    I am running away (I'm in Southern Ohio) but need someone with a car n someone to do it with
    Depressedteenager14 Depressedteenager14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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