I’ve never liked labels. Mainly because as Soren Kierkegaard said, “Once you label me, you negate me.”
Once you label someone you cancel out their own individuality and replace it within the boundaries of that label, so their individuality has been restricted within that label and therefore, for all those who accept that label for that person they have no longer accepted that person for who they really are but understand them only to the limit of that label.
I’m beginning to back track on my aversion to labels because I’ve come to realise that sometimes labels can be empowering. I talk more about this on tomorrow’s episode of the Digital Calm
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