life, philosophy

Random Observations

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~ Society seems to put people into categories or groups, and judges them from those groups. Christian, atheists, believers, non-believers, male, female, republicans, democrats, conservatives, liberals, blacks, whites, Hispanics, poor, middle class, rich.
~ When someone achieves a new height, society labels them as the first Hispanic to achieve it, or the first black, or the first Mormon, or the first woman.
~ Perhaps, one day, we’ll aspire to be like those who achieve goals and goodness, not because they belong to a specific group, but solely because they are an inspiring individual human being.

Side note: Perhaps I’ll be the first Italian-American woman who aspired to be like her dog and achieved it … unconditional love. πŸ˜‰ But, I’d rather be one of many individual human beings who loves unconditionally, like dogs do.

Disclaimer: These are not claimed to be facts, just a simple human’s observations. People change, we grow, and as such, so does the world.

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19 thoughts on “Random Observations”

  1. Labels are difficult to avoid. I’ll always be labelled a woman – it’s important to differentiate accomplishments by gender, don’t you know πŸ˜‰ I’ve had other labels though. Cliff/Polly’s Grandaughter, Janice/Newlo’s Daughter, Little Spook (associated with being Newlo’s daughter)… and now Welshy’s Missus…

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    1. I don’t mind being labeled a woman. It’s the negative perceptions of these labels I’m speaking of. At one time, women were perceived and labeled as “beneath” men (and still so in some cultures). If we don’t label people into categories as “dumb” or “weaker” to begin with, then we don’t have these issues. We’d see people’s accomplishments as individual and something to aspire toward, instead of an accomplishment of an entire group. At least this is my observation. I certainly understand the labels “daughter” “wife” “sister” “mother”. I had a struggle with breaking myself out of those at one time too. But now, I’m simply, Lori. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.

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    1. Heh, so why not eat, sleep and adore yourself? πŸ˜‰ Actually, I was speaking of the unconditional love part. My dog loves me no matter what, and he has to live with me. πŸ˜› Thanks for stopping by, Robin.

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  2. Very true and well written …but I don’t want to have somebody waving the tail for me all the time. Dogs are good for that and I love them. I rather go for your love/friendship..

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