So you feel like a can of chicken noodle soup.
You go into the cupboard and find everything but chicken noodle soup. However, there is a can that just happens to have the label ripped off and you have no idea what it is. You look around the outside of the can for some clue, but to no avail. So you decide to open the can – so you flip up the tab and pull. Once the can is opened, you look inside but you still aren’t certain. You give the contents a sniff but you’re still not certain so you get a small sauce pan and pour the contents into the sauce pan. Looking at the soup you see, carrots, small chunks of chicken and noodles. A smile comes across your face as you fire up the stove.
So, if we can do this for a can of soup, why don’t we do this for a human being.
We live by labels to such a degree that we have diminished ourselves as such…we have lowered ourselves to the level of a can of soup, a box of cereal, a carton of milk.
Left, right – conservative, liberal – democrat, republican – gay, straight – Karen (whatever the hell that means).
We have lost our way.
The reality is that we are an amalgam of all of these descriptions but have become so insensitive or lazy to take the time to learn and understand one another. We’d rather resort to a label because its safe…because its easy.
We are better than that.