posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
You cannot really escape labels. Although I see what some are saying "don't label yourself" I think what they are really saying is "don't try to
feel special" and masking that by pretending to care. Everyone has a label in society and lives up to their label.
I do not presume to speak
for others, but since I was also one who advised him/her away from labels, I feel I must respond to your wrongful charge.
You have actually proven my point with this;
I have talked to very depressed people, who have labelled themselves as a "loser" by believing
those who have called them losers and if you try to tell them otherwise, they will react aggresively to you. So, it does not quite make sense to
me for anyone to tell you not to label yourself. Better you do it. Then somone else.
although you used it to argue for labels obviously.
The persons you mention having been labeled losers, felt the negative pangs of that particular label, and was effected by same to the extent they were
obviously starting to dwell on that notion, ergo the depression. And that is my point. Even if the label is a positive one, that label comes with set
parameters and boundaries of definition and can only close the open mind of an individual as they are made to believe they are confined to those
parameters and boundaries. The label Indigo child obviously has set parameters also whatever they may be, but it is only a label defining a paranormal
ability, it does not mean that definiton is correct.
But you have further proven my point on the string of yours which I just finished reading, where you are taking your friend to task for telling you
that you are doing something the wrong way. It obviously has you up in arms as you look to make your case that your way is also quite acceptable. So
in essence, you are guilty of doing the same thing here as your friend did by your advice on how to be an Indigo child.
I say once more to the original poster, whatever talents you have, let them loose as long as it is with benevolence in mind that you do so. There are
no boundaries, restrictions or labels, for it is impossible to separate all humans and place them into pigeon-hole categories. That would be like
telling a versatile and talented instrumentalist that they are a one instrument wonder.