A Dose of Sanity: Part Twenty
No (point for) This Madness: An Open Letter to the Friend in us All
How many times a day do you desire something because of a label? Or cringe from it because it is one that is not in line with your thinking? Labels come in all forms, and the ones that hurt us the most are not the ones we continue to consume in our increasingly commodity-driven existence (we are told we should have so others will think we have “made it”).
They are the labels we attach to everything…. and to everyone.
They pigeon-hole us into an existence set forth by, not ourselves (ironically), but the framers of the ideas of these labels.
They give the control of your personality to another.
They hold others to a place we have given them and they stop (often) further thought from progressing.
They free the person taking on the label the need to explore further their own existence, for they can find comfort in the bosom of the label. But often that comfort will come back to bite you.
They cause us to fear, to hate, to hide away from a person …. Because of a label.
They make us less of a species.
What will it take to be free of such binds and restriction? What will it take to be strong enough to let go?
Acceptance of fear of the unknown? Understanding that differences will always exist? Knowledge?
It is time for all of us to stop this practice of Negative Theology.