A label is something we affix to the outside of a product which lists the contents. It helps us to know the calories, fat, carbs and so on.
A label is also something that we call another person. Kind of a way to know how to deal with them. A lot of people like to place harsh labels on folks so that they can keep them in their place. After all "everyone knows" that all fat people are stupid, right? "Everyone knows" that all type 2 diabetics caused their own disease, right? "Everyone knows" that all men are alike, isn't that so? "Everyone knows" that all gay people are child molesters, right? "Everyone knows" that all women are gold diggers, right? "Everyone knows" …really? Seriously? I try to avoid putting a label on another human being and let them reveal themselves to me. Most of the time I have pretty good success with this method. However, it does mean that there is very little balck and white in my little world. Mostly there are shades of gray. I find that if I just get to know a person they will most likely reveal themselves to me all I have to do is just watch them…:o)
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