Label Maker

Label Maker

That “stuck up girl” over there.
The “mean lady” across the street.
Him, the “dumb guy” that sits in front of you in math class.
Look at her, she’s such a “slut”.
Labels, labels, labels……………………………………….
We’re quick to slap one on someone, without even knowing if it fits.
That “stuck up” girl, she’s just a quiet person. Talk to her, you may find you have a lot in common.
The “mean lady” across the street wears a frown because she has forgotten how to smile; Life has beaten her up so badly she doesn’t feel like she has anything to smile about anymore.
Him, the “dumb guy”, actually has the IQ of a genius. He lives in a shelter with his mom and baby sister. He’s working an eight hour shift everyday after school, hoping to save enough to help get his family into an apartment. When he gets home around midnight, homework and studying are tossed aside for sleep.
Her, “the slut,” she was repeatedly molested as a young child. The therapist told her mother that the possible consequence of that could be promiscuity or frigidity. The coin toss landed on promiscuity.
Labels, labels, labels…………………………………………………….
It would serve us well to stop making them and “judge ye not”, seeking rather to understand.

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