Labels, labels… All we are are labels…

I was thinking recently about the idea of everybody wanting to confine people into small, neat, convenient labels.

Somebody is either a liberal or a conservative. Elvis fan or Beatles fan. Republican or Democrat. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Mormon, Atheist, etc…

I have always felt that the old phrase, “everybody is unique, just like everybody else”, is actually quite true. No single label can define a person, since no matter how closely aligned your beliefs are with those of somebody else, your life was different, your experiences were unique to only you.

So as one small attempt to show the absurdity of labels, I want you (dear readers) to reply with EVERY short label that you feel describes you to any degree.

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About Jeff Randall

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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4 Responses to Labels, labels… All we are are labels…

  1. Pingback: Labels, labels… All we are are labels… | Rodibidably

  2. Jeff Randall says:

    Amateur Science Geek, Atheist, Audiophile,
    Bright,
    Childish,
    Darwinist (even though I despise that word), “Dust in the Wind”,
    Egoist, Evolutionist,
    Fiscally Conservative,
    Gamer, Gnostic,
    Humanist,
    Indifferent-ist,
    Naturalist, Non-believer, Non-Conformist, Non-Theist,
    Liberal, Libertarian,
    Pro-Choice, Progressive,
    “Reality Based Community” Member, Recovered Catholic (although it never actually “took”, so I’m not sure if that would count as recovered),
    Skeptic, Secular Humanist, Secularist, Sports Fanatic,
    Tech Geek,

  3. Agnostic, Atheist, Deist, Non-Theist
    Empiricist,
    Darwinist, Evolutionist,
    Liberaltarian (Left-Libertarian)
    Secular, Progressive, Humanist
    Skeptic
    Apologist, Accommodationist
    Science Enthusiast, Rationalist
    Pragmatist, Utilitarianist,
    Geek, Nerd, Trekkie,
    Sports Fan/Fanatic

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