Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Setting the world to right: Labels.

Welcome all, to the one post a week where I rant and generally get some grievances off my chest. The story of where this all comes from can be read here, just remember these are my own views entirely and that you are more than welcome to disagree... why not drop me a comment below and let me know what you think?

Today I'm talking about labels. Everyone in society is exposed to such a wide variety of people... And I can guarantee that every single of these people have been judged and given a label.

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Fat/Skinny.

Black/White.
Gay/Straight.

Dumb/Smart.

Terrorist/Bible Basher.

OCD/Depressed/Bi-Polar.

Glamourous/Emo.

Who are we to judge the people that we come into contact with as we go about our lives? We shouldn't be and yet we still are. Yes, sometimes the label might genuinely describe the person, but there is a major difference between the description of the label and the connotations that go with it. Children need to be brought up to see past the exterior of a person and if they still want to label to use labels that aren't so degrading and hurtful to others.

The worse thing is, the judgement only comes when most people only use the negative labels when they don't understand. Don't understand the Muslim Religion , must be a terrorist. Don't understand how someone believes in a higher being, must be a bible basher. Isn't interested in relationships, must be gay.

We all need to stop. We are all exactly the same. No-one is that different.
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1 comment:

  1. I agree, labels are the worst. I hate them, I can't stand people be knocked down for what they are because of stereotypes!

    Aftab @ Fresh And Fearless

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