Don't Label Me
Our society today is more evolved than ever. Style, sexual preference, gender roles and other expressive characteristics are widely varied and accepted in our culture. Sadly, we see people shaming others for being who they are. We tell people it's not okay to be too fat, skinny, sexual, prude, feminine, masculine, social, and private. When does it end? Why do we feel like we can only be ourselves once we've seen that society will accept us? We seek approval from people who don't even know us, and are afraid of deviating from the norm.
Many of us go through life not even realizing that it's 100% okay to be exactly who we are and want to be. I have to admit, I've fallen into this trap. I don't think that being who you are means you have to put every single aspect and personal detail of your life out there (unless you want to of course), but rather that you should never have to hide or lie about who you are because you're afraid. I embrace my unique qualities, but will also admit I change things about myself. Sometimes people are shocked by how honest I am. They will ask questions and not expect the response they get, but that's just who I am. I get to live this amazing life, and I never want to be anything I'm not. Are you really living if your hiding who you are? I don't think so.
I think a huge issue in our society today is labels. People feel pressure to label themselves. Am I fat? Am I gay? Am I a bitch? Am I a prude? Am I enough? Well guess what? It doesn't matter. You don't need to be able to tell someone "I am ____". So don't ask me if I am something, because I don't know. I don't want to label myself and I don't want to label you. I want us all to just get to know each other for who we are, because that's the only way to truly know someone. Not labels. Not gender roles. Not living by societies standards. By me being me, and you being you. One word cannot possibly define you, unless you let it.
I am the happiest I've ever been in my life and I can say it's because I know it's okay to not know exactly who I am. I don't know what my type of guy is, I don't know what I'm going to do with my career, I don't know a lot of things and I don't need to. I'm happy living my life one day at a time, not needing to explain myself or be something I'm not. So let's be ourselves and live our lives to the fullest. Let's let other people be who they are, so they can live their lives to the fullest. You don't have to agree or like who another person is but how you treat them is a reflection of who you are. So remember to be positive, open and kind to others.