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I Want to Know Why the World Is Obsessed With Labels

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    more like I'm obsessed with slytherin and Draco but still
    lex1515 lex1515 13-15, F 35 mins ago

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    Im so worried and obsessed with keeping my teeth clean and healthy!! Both my parents have bad teeth probably from smoking and not taking care of them properly. I want to do all I...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I am more obsessed with the idea of being skinny. I've never been that. I've always been fat.
    ProAnaMiaTeen ProAnaMiaTeen 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Okay, I'm 19, and I'm seriously obsessed with animated movies. I love Disney, Dreamworks, and tons more. My favorite movie of all time is Big Hero 6. It is SOO amazing...
    CarlyPreston CarlyPreston 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    Ever since I was younger I have been obsessed with large boobs, nothing turns me on more, when I turned 18 and I could buy my first ***** magazines, I bought all busty ones....
    jryall500 jryall500 41-45, M May 10

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    Every since I started losing weight Ive just been obsessed with being skinny and anything that has to do with it. Fitness is basically my life now...
    costaricanbeautyyy costaricanbeautyyy 16-17, F May 13

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    I'm tired of falling in love and having my heart ripped out.. I just want to fall in love with someone who really loves me.. I want to go to college and become a teacher... Then I...
    2Thoughts 2Thoughts 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I am playing soccer, I steal the ball from a girl. I hope she doesn't start something .. again. she turns with fury in her eyes why is she so mad we r just playing a game. I don't...
    nellybear214 nellybear214 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love you like I do After all these changes that you put me through You stole my money and my cigarettes And I haven't seen hide nor hair of you yet I wanna know Won't you tell...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M Apr 28

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    I don't know why I keep starting arguments with myself. I never win.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    My logic says "been there done that", but I don't know why now..... Lately he seems so intriguing..... I just....... Ughhh!!!
    Munchkiness114 Munchkiness114 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I have really extreme emotions. anger, sadness but never really extreme happiness. the worst thing is I feel like I have no control over my emotions an theyre just so extreme no...
    haley516f haley516f 16-17, F Apr 27

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    How do I say this set I'm so lost I don't know what to do with my life I have lost my husband my kids my dogs my everything and I really don't know where to begin
    SpiritWolfe741 SpiritWolfe741 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13

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    How to Quiet the Mind - By Gina Lake The mind is a wonderful tool for thinking, but it has a dark side. There is an aspect of the mind that is not useful but pretends to be...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F May 2

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    I didn't think there would be an experience for this, but I'm really glad there is, even if it only has two members. Dilla's music changed how I view hip hop as well as music in...
    Multitude Multitude 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I ve always wanted huge boobs since i was 10 but i stopped growing at D Any ideas how to make them bigger easily?
    cr8zypenguin cr8zypenguin 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am a human being, I am a female, I am an Earthling. I am Chinese, I am African and I am Native American of the Choctaw lineage. I am an American from the USA, I am from Hawaii...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 30

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    Why are people so money hungry they want to win the lottery they cant think about anything in life all they talk about is nag about other people they never think about getting...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Seriously. Who the fuvk cares if Justin and Selena are getting back together? And why would you want to commit suicide just 'cuz Zayn left? They're just normal humans with the job...
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    So, today I got in trouble during school for writing shady on the desk with an eraser. How stupid...if ignorance is a bliss she must be the happiest person in the world.
    shadyshanks2019 shadyshanks2019 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    ok so i am in 8th grade an my english teacher (lets just call him mr.a) is the best thing that has ever happened to me. i am completely in love with him. i have already planned our...
    ilovealpacas ilovealpacas 26-30, F May 5

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    Why is it that the world is behind you for so long...but as soon as you start to have trouble, or if you do something different or if you are different that the world criticizes...
    SunshineAndSmiles1 SunshineAndSmiles1 18-21, F May 9

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    I have probably realized i liked huge boobs at a super young age..i even draw breast expansion art..my girlfriend has 38R and i even draw her in the breast expansion she has...
    Voidxearo Voidxearo 26-30, M 1 Response May 13

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    Part Ii 11) Martin Luther King Jr.'s answer: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question. 12) Richard...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 7

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    just a normal relationship, two people struggling in a world that was made for pure happiness. I sit and I wonder why I get so mad, so upset. and I know he does. we don't have a...
    zgirl694 zgirl694 18-21, F Apr 29

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    This is just true! lol I don't know how anybody isn't. I'm a (pretty much) straight woman, but I can't take my eyes off large boobs. I have a tumblr account where I keep pics of...
    blazerfan blazerfan 36-40, F 7 Responses May 2

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    I want to experience something heaven.
    sylvme sylvme 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    I can not go an hour without listening to a song I don't care what song.
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F Apr 23

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    Life is nothing without music. (and love and food and food and money and food lol)
    SaccharineRose SaccharineRose 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    So many bands to keep track The Vamps , 5SOS, The Cab, The Tide, 1975,Rixton , Bastille,Krewella, Rudimental, MisterWives,Paramore and Clean Bandit just to name a few haha I love...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F