“Most of us were raised to believe that labels are meant to help us become more aware of our value and our own worth, and that they are meant to help us differentiate ourselves from those who are different than us, when in fact, these labels don’t really say much about who we truly are, since they only define our actions and our interactions, our behaviors and attitudes, and not our true nature.
When you place yourself and the world around you in “boxes,” and when you label everyone around you based on how they look, what they do for a living, based on their beliefs, physical appearance, social status, sexual orientation, gender, and so on, and label yourself the same way, you create a huge gap between you and the world around you, between your heart and theirs. You forget that we are all in this together, and you cease to remember that who we are underneath it all has no color, no race and no interest in placing everything and everyone into “boxes” and categories and then treating them all according to the instructions written on those many “boxes.“
People aren’t meant to be labeled and judged, they are meant to be loved and appreciated, since deep down inside, the nature we all share is love, light and happiness. ~ Luminita D. Saviuc, 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy
Watching this gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. And I have a feeling that it will have the same effect on you.
Looking Beyond Labels