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I Want to Know Why the World Is Obsessed With Labels

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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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26, 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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    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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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