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Showing posts from November 22, 2009

Being labelled ...

It is very easy to label and to be labelled. Most of us carry these labels our entire life and some of us are able to get rid of them. Nevertheless, they are a part of us. Now these labels can be something you have branded your own self as or an impression that others have of you as a person. We rely on such labels. They come with a lifetime guarantee tag. Can be used so freely and casually that at one point of time you may actually start identifying with it.

I consider some labels that people have tagged me with and then I wonder "Am I really like this?" Labels need not be just negative or demeaning ... they can also be positive attributes attached to you. I like positive ones because they make me feel good about myself. They come with a confidence enhancing capacity and when you are alone you can devote a lot of time to pondering over these labels and reasoning over whether you actually justify the existence of those.

As a child, I was labelled as intelligent but full of pri…