I’ve recently had cause to consider labels. Some labels are imposed on us and some are chosen, but how often are/should these labels be accepted – by us and by those we seek acceptance from. And once given/chosen, can they be changed at will?
This is something I have been pondering for some time. I’ve always had issues with labels and I think they can be both helpful and dangerous. I strongly believe precedence should always be given to the labels we choose for ourselves and labels that are imposed on us should be accepted only when the accord to our own sense of identity
I explored the matter in my most recent book