Jen YihComment

Why Labels are Limiting

Jen YihComment
Why Labels are Limiting

Take a look at your Instagram bio, what does it say?

Photographer, Designer, Wanderluster, Environmentalist [very confused about my place in society].

It's okay, since we were in Junior High did schools start dishing out personality tests so we could attempt to learn about ourselves and "place" in society. Introverts, extroverts, left side of the brain, right side of the brain, creative, not-creative, ENFJ, ENFP. Hey you, non-creative person, maybe you should go get a job in finance so your uncreative brain can crunch numbers, uncreatively all day. Hey, kid that doodles a lot in class, you should go study something "inapplicable" in college like art history and studio art. 

It's a tough world we live in where the geeks and freaks get organized into groups. But you're telling me that the financial advisor isn't a creative wizard with numbers as his medium? or the artists doesn't have some pre-conceived calculation when they start drafting their canvas?

It's a limiting world we live in full of labels, self-proclaimed or claimed by society. But here's what I think about labels.

They are sh*t. 

They're limiting. 

Kill your label, kill your ego, start living, experiencing, expressing so that all of us can be free. 

Here's the song I was listening to while I wrote this BS and a few quotes to live by from the Lizard King: 

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

This is the saddest story I have ever heard.

I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.