Labels Are A Catch-22

Labels make things a little bit easier to talk about but labels are a catch-22. Because people have their own understanding of those labels.

For instance people have called me optimistic, a label I have never agreed with. I would be more willing to agree with the label pessimistic, but although I don’t use labels when talking to myself, about myself, I know that label is inaccurate also. Others have agreed with that as well, when I have called myself pessimistic people have vehemently disagreed. I have so many folk on my timeline that talk about getting rid of the negativity or pessimism on their timelines and I always expect to see them disappear from my feed. For the most part I haven’t seen them disappear.

Without labels it’s not that we couldn’t talk or convey certain things, it’s just that it makes it often a more long and drawn out process. Maybe that’s a good thing, because I don’t put much weight on first impressions, I wait for an overall impression over time, to see what type of person you really are.

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