Reblog: The Human Obsession with Labels, our Identities, and How To Stop Drinking When You’re Not An “Alcoholic”

Reblog: first seen on https://reinventyoudaily.com/2019/08/31/humans-obsession-with-labels-our-identities-and-how-to-stop-drinking-when-youre-not-an-alcoholic/
Labels can get you in trouble. We think that our labels define us. We think that it speaks who we are. No, out labels is just a title that places us in a class with a certain group of people. It’s nothing wrong with having a label or title in front of your name displaying who you are in society but the troubles comes in when the individual with the label don’t perform the task of what the label entitles itself. For example you can have the label mom or dad. If you don’t train your up in the way that shall go so when they get older they will not depart from it. It doesn’t matter what you are or want to be referenced as because you didn’t do the duties of the mom and dad. Titles and labels can get people in trouble because it’s more to a name then just being respected as that name but there is a certain job assignment attached to the title, label, name that few many people desire to have but few actually want to live up to the responsibility of it.
Remember to who much is given much is required.

Personal Growth

As humans, we love our identities. We love feeling like we “are” somebody. We’ve been conditioned to throw labels around our behaviors to justify why we are the way we are and to describe who others seem to be.

“Are you a smoker a non-smoker?”

“Are you an introvert or an extrovert?”

“Are you single or in a relationship?”

There is no real harm in this at all, until a simple label turns into how somebody perceives themselves.

There are so many instances where we are put in these teeny tiny boxes with little to no wiggle room. You deem yourself depressed, co-dependent, incompetent, shy, the greatest chess player in the world, WHATEVER and that quickly becomes exactly what you are. That is what you will remain in your mind, as long as that label resides in your subconscious. It’s truly just how our brains work. Yet, the simple question…

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Wassup world. I am Keyshaun Jamel Collins and what can I say about myself. First thing is that I never thought that I would be sharing my life, thoughts, experiences, ideas, and dreams aka my business with the world. I’m simply an introverted guy who views the world differently but prefers to keep to myself. I graduated from college nine months ago with my Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. That’s a big accomplishment for me. Yet, that’s not about me. I am a Chicago native born and raised to a black dad and mom who are still married till this day. That don’t describe me. I got a Puerto Rican and Mexican fiancée; my guy friends I had to break free from them because they were jealous. Couldn’t understand how I had the tools to get that one girl, while they stepped up to the plate swung and missed. That’s not about me. Went outside day after day practicing on what started as a dream in hopes of one day becoming a reality. I did not have the mental strength to let this curricular activity go, so I could realize that this was meant to be metaphor to teach me life and prepare me for my true gift. Now that’s me. I am a firm believer in to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48). My goal is to give back, it is very easy to receive so much in life, but the real reward is to give back that knowledge so you can help the next fellow man under you struggling in whatever his/her situation may be. Through this website I have an opportunity to inspire, encourage and motivate. Paint a picture with my words while telling a story about my struggles, hard aches and pains; also the down falls and faults that I bare witness to everyday while I interact with numerous people everyday. How am I able to achieve this, simple I know myself. I know my self worth as a man because I envision it, claim it, speak it and walk in my authority confidently because I understand it. Like my dad and mom always say “If you don’t stand for something than you’ll fall for anything. Now that’s me.

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