…we quit labeling ourselves into static groups/hierarchies/exclusives/et al
determined that the only labels worth mentioning/claiming/registering.. are our daily curiosities.. in order to facilitate the finding of our tribe(s).. in order to hasten the time between intention and action.
via Maria – found within post on John (on art and silence):
on love and labels
While some of his fellow faculty members dismissed the subject as “irrelevant” and mocked its premise, the university agreed to let Buscaglia teach it on the condition that it be without course credit and he teach it free of salary in his spare time. Over the three years that followed, the course — not a scholarly or deeply philosophical study of love but “a sharing of some of the practical and vital ideas, feelings and observations” related to the human condition — earned Buscaglia the moniker “Dr. Love” and became one of the university’s most popular classes, drawing students of all ages and backgrounds. In 1972, Buscaglia published the most universal and important of those ideas in a slim and potent volume titled Love: What Life Is All About (public library).
[not even optional to recommend on overdrive]
how the laziness of stereotypes stifles its spirit and labels limit its transcendent power.
Buscaglia’s most important point, however, is that such industrialized conformity transcends the education system and bleeds into our everyday lives, at all layers and levels of society — its product is a narrow definition of intelligence and ability, which results in a narrow field of belonging, which in turn casts everyone outside of it as a misfit. We then use these labels to produce culturally toxic stereotypes and polarities that say nothing about those being labeled and a great deal about those doing the labeling.
nov 2015 – prince ea
I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White.
who would you be if the world never gave you a label..
every war has started over labels..
the answer to every ism…
it’s the labels.. we must rip them off
we were meant to connect…
labels only distort our vision
i am not a label..
The problem with labels is that once they’re applied, it’s impossible to see what lies beneath. When the world changes, then, our labels cease to function and we’re blind to the opportunities that are presenting themselves. Seth Godin – Icarus Deception