There is something to be said about labels. We use them all the time,but they’re so in-context when people use them. What I mean is usually people have no sense of the big picture when they label another human being. I’m having difficulty describing all this reasoning as it is Halloween, and I have more important things on my mind. Although this as the first post since godknowswhen has significance for being blogged on Halloween due to the nature of the holiday.
That’s all I have for my take on labels, so I guess I end this post on labels.
And I’ll pick it up. Labels are fucking ridiculous. I subscribe to labels for a fast way to identify people and I know that it’s wrong. Labels leave us trying to shirk certain things and hold onto or become other things to fill certain shoes. Even when people transcend labels they are still labelled with a hyphen, which doesn’t make that much of a difference. A person labelled as an artsy-nerd is still labelled.
And that’s why I try to be myself and not fit into a label. I listen to whatever music I want, dress how I want, and fit into whatever group I want to be part of. I know it’s one of the most cliched pieces of advice ever, but try to be yourself. It’s refreshing and you feel relaxed afterwards. Sometimes it takes a while to find out who you really are under all of the masks and gesturing but it’s worth it. It’s like they say in The Matrix, free your mind.