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Not For People.
Society has slowly become one of sorting people instead of getting to know them. I have been messing with people's minds on this topic for decades and, though I love doing it, labels must stop.
In any conversation, people will usually tell you what labels they are, which is strange. Why would humans do that to themselves? I'm a conservative, liberal, truther, right-winger, left-winger, democrat, or republican. Most are opposing opinions which have been imposed on us in some cases, made up by someone in other cases. We are in one "school of thought" or another. Think about that. Is this a natural behavior or a teaching? I do not like having been schooled on what to think!
The truth is that you cannot be a label. Not physically anyway unless you donate your organs to a paper mill. Some of you just sorted me into a box that says 'truther'. Prove to me that you are sticky on one side, made of paper, not a person, and I will take it all back.
In a conversation with me, labels seem to confuse me as they come up. "What do you mean by that?" I ask as I hear each label. I refuse to assume that this person is identical to the last few people who used the same label about themselves. If you must sort me, please use a sentence.
He is someone who treats a person as an individual based on their wide range of strongly held opinions on a diverse range of issues that impact their own life as well as our complex world.
If your ability to form sentences is limited, call me an "individualist" or a "non-labeler".
When speaking, I will gladly tell people about myself and how I feel. If I hear labels bounding off of me as they listen, I quickly interject and oppose the category they are assigning to me. I accept immutable attributes, but there usually is no call for those to come up in a conversation.
Labels have been exacerbated by governments and groups of people which create them. Sadly, this is done in order to categorize humans into one group or the other opposing group so that they rage against one another. When a society intensifies this practice, it usually leads to racism, and in some cases, genocide against one kind of person or another kind of person, though the word "person" is never used. Just one slur after another.
This blog is not about insults. I am talking about filing people according established opinion titles, or labels. There are no so many of them, I have lost track of what some mean. Choosing to ignore all those labels, treating people as individuals, may have been part to blame. My ignorance has caused me to unintentionally care for, comment on, vote for, donate to, or otherwise love both whites and blacks, Russians and Mexicans, republicans and democrats, Palestinians and Jews, conservatives and liberals, flat-earthers, round-earthers, triangle-earthers, hollow-earthers, and other venomous enemy counterparts all over the world.
Result: Common ground here and there.
Ignorance is Bliss
I am @done with all such labels
Could more of us be so ignorant?