I Am Me
Lately it seems like everyone has to identify themselves in one category or another. There’s one movement after another, one cause after another. It feels like we are being forced to pick a label and conform to a certain stereotype within these labels.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot and I have come to the conclusion that people are not just labels and should never be labeled. People are so much more complex and amazing than a label.
So I thought about it, if I were to label myself, which label would I be? I don’t want to be labeled as just a “woman”, I really don’t like the way a lot of women act. I don’t want to be labeled as a “mother”, even though being a mother and grandmother is one of my chief joys in life, this is not all of who I am. Christian? Well, not really. My beliefs are way more than that of a stereotypical Christian and besides, most Christians aren’t very Christ like. American? I am and proud of it but I am also an Israeli, and proud of that. I am more than just a wife, general consultant, baker, lobbyist, and even though these are many things I do, they are not who I am.
I could go on and on but the point is that we are more than just labels and shouldn’t be placed in a category. If we all saw each other for who we really are as individual unique beings, rather than the labels we place on each other, we would all be so much more tolerant of each other and the world would be a much nicer place.
When I look at someone I see more than just a label. I am so much more than just a label. I am me.
- Posted in: Random Thoughts