Friday, April 03, 2009

People labels or true colors?

I came across this video via Marko's blog this week. It got me to thinking...

What do you think the labels we place upon each other in society do to our relationships? Have you ever been labeled? What do you think would happen if all the labels just disappeared?

What do you think about labels?


Mel said...

What?! You don't think I go on enough soapboxes and rambles!? :-)

Most of the people in my life are tagged by a fairly non descriptive term--and I tend not to use the term "MY". I'm accutely aware none of them belong to me. They're G-d's kiddos, His creations.....

Yup--been labeled, and undoubtedly still am by. And despite my best efforts, I still label.
Fear keeps people from going past the label--that sense of 'better than, less than'....we're always comparing.
I've yet to figure out how not to do that.

The video was very cool. Makes me wanna rip the labels off all my crayola's. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I have the song "True Colors" running through my head now :-)

Dianne said...

That is awesome. I'm sure I do my share of labeling but I've always longed to take people at (and be taken at) face value. Which requires taking the time to get to know individuals.

Thanks for sharing.

Lamont said...

So much of labeling has to do with people designating who is in and who is out.
Why oh why do people so often want to draw lines and push people on either sides of the lines.
The pushing of people out needs to stop.