Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Want to Know Why the World Is Obsessed With Labels

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 134 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Someone told me today that

    even if I tell you that you are perfect as you are, that you are not flawed, that you don't need to change into who others want you to be, or be defined by labels, the word "perfect" is still a label. Well what I meant to say is that any label that hints at you having to be...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Jul 23, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Mar 12, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I don’t know why I knocked on the door of my only friend when I hit rock bottom and was afraid to being alone. I don’t know why he took advantage of me, I was 17, and I didn...
    starchild3 starchild3 31-35, F Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As much as I would like to make myself believe that I'm not obsessed with anything, the fact of the matter is that I am obsessed with music. I am an amateur musician myself, so...
    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok, I know this guy for years, he is a little older of me,and I kind of alway liked him,but nothing special really. I didnt see him for a year and a half and i saw him few days ago...
    faceless84 faceless84 22-25 a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know why my life is the way it is. I don't know why I have the feelings I do. I don't know why I hate everything. I don't know why I'm so sad. I don't know why life is so...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why is it so hard to talk to people in person? Why can't I make eye contact? Why am I always staring at the ground until they walk away? Why do I long for human contact and push...
    Starkweather80 Starkweather80 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i had an online fight with my long distant ex boyfriend at may, in which he had gone mad at me and he went offline saying that i destroyed his life and he is going to kill himself...
    oceanend oceanend 18-21 2 Responses Oct 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The story was in the group 'I think I have been blocked and I don't know why' Story follows as a comment
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i know why i dint have a boyfriend *I'm lesbian* would have never guessed
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F Sep 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know why I complain about being lonely and single yet am the one who pushes people away.....
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    All I want is to actually know what's wrong with me. I want to be diagnosed. I want to know how screwed up I really am. I want to fix things but I don't know where to start.
    InternetKid905 InternetKid905 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to know what's wrong with me like when I'm in school and I try to be someone's friend they just say oh no thank you I want to know if I'm ugly or annoying or anything I...
    SydneyJean SydneyJean 13-15, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a sophomore in high school and I don't know what to do with my life. Alot of people tell you not to worry about it yet, that I have 2 more years, but my counselors are always...
    brookledsome brookledsome 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm 16 and in the 12th grade, and I've skipped so many classes that I could have to do another year. But that would honestly be devastating...
    dickdurk dickdurk 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As I agree with honesty and openness I submit to the EP 'kangaroo' court. I am indeed as old as the Doctor . I was born in 1963. The same year that President Kennedy was shot in...
    Drwho1963 Drwho1963 51-55, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    .... There are no heroes in the military, nor between the people that support wars against other human beings.. Wars is nothing more than a method used to acomplish self interests...
    Josue26 Josue26 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes...I am I just love him sooooooo much.! it should be a crime to be so infatuated with him. I want to know were he is, who he is with , and what he is doing. I get very upset...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since my birth into this world I've experienced a lot as most people have. Many firsts like days in school, riding bikes without the training wheels. Countless joys as in your...
    InTheShadowsAgain InTheShadowsAgain 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Please. Help. There's this English teacher I had last year, and he was always helping me out and doing everything he could to help me, and he knows my whole story. Anyways, I want...
    isabellaperry isabellaperry 13-15, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not sure how to begin writing this but I'm gonna go for it as best I can. Ok so the story is I'm now in my 4th and final year of college and I'm living with my best friend from...
    Friendlyguy94 Friendlyguy94 18-21, M Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So, I turn 40 and I'm looking around at my friends. Husbands are dropping left and right. One ladies husband left her hanging with five children. Another ladies husband comes...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 22 and classified as underweight. I always have, but i dont feel like it. I use to be 92lbs and if i went above it I didnt feel at all comfortable so I would say that 92-94...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i dont want to get out of bed. i dont want to turn on the lights. i dont want to face the people at school. if i do i shake like crazy and get nauseous. i dont want to eat, but i...
    piercethevictoria piercethevictoria 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I live on the Pacific Ocean and god it's so amazing . I've been to Hawaii and it was pretty but honestly i prefer Washington coast line over everything . I love the wind in my hair...
    Infernalinstruments Infernalinstruments 16-17, F Oct 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm just about the greediest person ever, shamefully so, if you want to get in my good books just go to the bakers and come back with a cream doughnut. I'll love you for it. I love...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As long as I can remember I have both been attracted to and desired to have a feminine form. For most of my life I have endured a twisted cocktail of emotions that I have since...
    december2010 december2010 41-45, T 1 Response Sep 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The oracle of my dreams!! What would we do without music!!! #andmakingloveintherainisfine
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Pretty much my life..I love asking alexandria,black veil brides,avenged sevenfold,pierce the veil,sleeping with sirens,skillet,three days grace,linkin park,papa roach,of mice and...
    Jayla2256 Jayla2256 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bands are my life and have been for a while now. I honestly can't think about what my life would be without them. I need them to exist.
    FOBIsPerfection FOBIsPerfection 18-21, F Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well considering my birthday is half a month away from it and I love playing dress up with friends I could say I love Halloween
    joelle10 joelle10 13-15, F Oct 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Im just going to start with my all-time fave. Songs that anyone needs to check out Longing to belong Guaranteed Society Black Release Hunger strike Alive Hard sun Cant keep Just...
    kezzie10 kezzie10 13-15, F Oct 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I spend endless nights staring at my ceiling going over and over my life, wondering what's the point. If everyone has a purpose then what is mine. I'm 31 and I struggle to hold...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes its hard to work out why I am the way I am. I have confused thoughts and feelings. Is this normal, I have never understood. I don't think I ever will. I love cross...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 3 Responses Sep 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why we let peers be broken. We say they need help. And send them to professionals. And then send our kids. But none get helped. And disabled ranks grow. Plus...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Alright, I get it. I'm awkward as **** and so out of this world I don't even think Im human. I am so weird. And awkward. Did I mention that I'm awkward? I just don't have the guts...
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

    Your Response

    Cancel