Why do people label other people?

@funnysis (2619)
United States
January 5, 2007 7:53am CST
I have been alive for 41 years and to this day I still do not understand why people choose to label other people.Like you are republican or democrat why take those labels away and what do you have a person rich poor still people I ask why we all make mistakes and we all live different life stytles I do not like mine but until I can do better its a life what right does someone have to say there goes a poor person now person I understand why judge me for rather I am rich or poor I want people to like me for me not give me a label I am not a product I am a person with feelings.
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13 responses
@ahsan15 (334)
• India
6 Jan 07
some ppl label others coz they are more judgmental than others....and their lives are ruined and most of the time suck ....
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
you are right about that but do you also not beleive that it is wrong although there life may be sucky to them maybe if they talk to someone they could get an outside opion that might help them to make it better,thank you for sharing.
@Gyan_guru (364)
• India
6 Jan 07
Its man 's nature to categorise you so tat a behavoiur can be identified..
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
does that make it right I can be identified by just asking me or other ways I do not need a label to identify me I am not ashamed of who I am and no one else should be I think that the problem exsist because no one realized it we keep passing broken things down from one generation to another so who takes time to try and fix at least one thing.Thank you for sharing I appreciate it.
• Hong Kong
6 Jan 07
maybe it is the way our society works. And everyone has his own position in the society depending on their interst and ability. some are bosses,and some are employees. if you don't wanna be labeled by anyone,then be a free man, I mean SOHO. Just as what you are doing here, earn money by shareing your opinion with others or some other business online. I like this kind of life style,but the money here is not enough for me to make a living. So I must get a job,then be labeled by others because I have no enough capital to be a boss. Good luck to you!
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
okay so just because you cannot be a boss makes you a lesser person no it don't in given time you would have the knowledge and no how to be a boss I have seen people turn down postion of authority because they did not feel comfortable telling others what to do they felt that everyone worked as a team and that is how the product gets out the door and done right is with team work,thank you for sharing with me I appreciate it.
@mansha (6301)
• India
6 Jan 07
I think as humans we are in a constant need to define things. we can not remain in uncertainity, we have to be precise and clear. Uncertainity makes us insecure so we label things and people and stuff and everything. Naming them makes our ego sore high and makes us feel all knowing. so we keep labeling. Come to think of it, this labeling is the reason that has helped us to develop our language too. lol
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Indian friend - Meet my indian friend I wanted you all to meet my friend.
okay I really do not think labeling an individual helps with language but that is just my thoughts and if people need an ego boost maybe they need to talk to someone and see why this is a factor in their life I appreciate you sharing with me and I am not saying your opion is wrong and hope that you do not take it that way.
@priya123s (320)
• India
6 Jan 07
dear friend its all in the mind of every one.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
that is correct it is in the mind but also in the mind there is another option to take so it is up to each person to choose how they would like to be thank you for sharing your thoughts with me I appreciate it.
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
6 Jan 07
yes you are very right... one should care and praise one for what he is not for what he have...
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I agree and I think we should help to educate others on how they can make a difference in this matter thank you for sharing with me it is greatly appreciated.
@areeb124 (243)
• Pakistan
6 Jan 07
Because we as a species need a way to organize data in our minds so it is natural for us. We think of things as hot or cold or by the usages to us and therefore stereo types are just another way of, for lack of a better term, organizing our Rolodex of information. It is party our socialization and partly our biology. However, having said that... Labeling and organizing are in and of themselves not a bad thing, it is the negative implications and treatment that result from this labeling that are. I am a strong supporter of just letting people be who they are and being who we are and avoiding labels whenever possbile but i think too many people especially School aged people think that the NEED to have opinions about everything and make judgments. So i agree with you, it is just a silly thing to do but it is, more than likely, one of those things you may need to live with.
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I do not mind to live with it but I also beleive that if you can get one person to understand and see that it is not needed then maybe they will help someone and you start a new trend of people being people not afraid to say things and try new things,thank you for sharing I do like your response very much.
• India
6 Jan 07
u never know what do people think in their minds.................so it is always better to keep our eyes open
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
That is so true and very well put my friend I think you for sharing with me and hopefully we can make a difference together.
@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
6 Jan 07
I like a person for their kindness, helpfulness, friendliness, for not being judgemental towards someone who is older, not physically pretty, living in another country, for being of another race, the list can go, my friend.Hugs. Like you, I do not understand why some people put labels on others and proceed to mistreat/boycott the person.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I agree my friend I want to try and help people to see that they do not have to give them a label or judge them but offer them a guding hand and a friendship to share,thank you so much for sharing with me.
@gabs8513 (48714)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 07
ecause that is how the world has turned and it will get worse not better Most People that have money think they are better and look down on the People that do not have has much
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I whole heartedly agree with you but do you think that we can get people to see differently by showing them or do we just accept the way things are and leave it for others to figure out I appreciate your views on this matter.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I agree with you. The world would be a more pleasant place if everybody realized that we are all humans. No one deserves to be discriminated against or judged because of their race, religion, or even their political associations; and that is exactly what happens when people are categorized into groups. One group will always have something negative to say about another group, and on it goes. Every single human being, no matter what mistakes they have made in life, is still a human being with thoughts, feelings, and a soul. I try to treat others as I want to be treated.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I do that as well I wish there were more people like this not labeling and judging but kind and caring thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I dont like it either.But I think it will always be like that it will never change in our world today. Im guilty of it but when I realize what Im doing I quickly try to change my way of looking at people.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
sunstar - here is something to keep you warm on these cold days I found it laying around and thought I would share.
You are right as long as people can get away with it things will never change but I think it should I try to show people were they are just labels and I can get some to understand and others no luck but thank you for your reply.
@Akeela (2079)
• Trinidad And Tobago
5 Jan 07
beacuse everyone isnt the same some are more judge mental than others and most of the time their lives sucks.
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I agree with that but at the same time wonder does it give them a right to do such a thing after all they are still a person thank you for sharing.