"Labels are for clothes, not humans."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Disclaimer: These are all my opinions. Please don't be offended by what I say in any way. These are just my thoughts.

To be honest I'm just going to write in a 'stream-of-consciousness' style, or basically just write what I'm thinking. I'll try to organize it the best I can but it'll probably jump around from different topics a lot.
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Everyone has their own perceptions about life and what the purpose of life is. You have: your pessimists who don't really look forward to or expect anything great and just live their life from day to day, your optimists who always try to see the good in everything, your realists who think about everything logically, your idealists who have an extremely positive view on life and very high expectations, and your narcissists who think everything is about them.

But are these the only 'types' of people in the world? Of course not! It's funny how quick people are in putting labels on others and, unfortunately, these labels tend to define us...because we let them. Straight, gay, bisexual. Why do we have to label ourselves? Aren't we all human beings? Don't we all breathe the same oxygen? I think we label ourselves in order to define ourselves; we need some concrete idea about everything. We're afraid of the unknown and we want to be in control of our own thoughts.

However, the media, the people around us, movies, music, and a lot of other things control our thoughts. These different things (for lack of a better word) all put ideas into our head about how things are supposed to be. When I first watched Mean Girls I thought, okay so in high school there are supposed to be the popular kids, the nerds, the band geeks, the jocks, the gays, and the people who eat their feelings. Unfortunately, I actually see these cliques in our schools today. Why? Because we let them exist. We only sit with the types of people we have stuff in common with, which makes sense, and I'm not saying that I don't do that. I'm just trying to figure out why we do this.

All I know is that the human species is quite complicated and I feel like we will never truly know why we act the way we do.

I would love to hear your thoughts so leave them in the comments below or feel free to email me! Don't let people put a label on you and keep doing what you do!

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