The labels: Cowboys, City Slickers, Rednecks, Yankees, Hillbillies, Cajuns, Straight, Gay, Bi, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Conservatives, Liberals, Moderates, ………..
On and on it goes. The promulgation of labels seems bent on division, with no interest in harmony.
The very moment we hang a label on someone, we quit viewing them as individuals. We immediately saddle them with a plethora of assumptions and adjectives that may or may not apply.
Worst of all, we quit seeing and we quit listening to them as individuals.
The cost is so very high.
Think of me, and engage with me, as Nelson. I’ll do my dead level best to return the favor.
*If you’d like to read more of nc’s blatherings, go to nc’s Recursive Learning.