trulyenlightened wrote:I'd like to avoid using labels altogether. They tend to insulate people from their own true nature, and blind them to the nature of their own truth. Although I maintain a more liberal point of view(not the Liberal party's ideology), it is only because this is the only ideology that is fueled by change in general. If it were not for this ideology, nothing would change for the majority in society. All other ideologies generally cater to their own specific self-interests, supported by their own labels and manufactured rationales. All in an attempt to make sure that the "status quo" is maintained at all cost. Old folks tend not to want change, and young folks tend to welcome change. I wonder what is the underlying reason for this phenomenon? I'd like to think of myself as more evolved, and more complicated, than any fixed label. I think of myself as just an honest secure person, honestly expressing the honest truth, honestly, and with only the best intentions. Honestly. Don
You would like to avoid using labels, because they tend to insulate and blind people to the nature of their own truth.
Then in your next breath/s you identify your ideology as "more liberal" over against "other ideologies" which all cater to their own specific self-interests. Then, you add in the labels of "old folks" vs "young folks", label yourself as "more evolved", "more complicated", "without any fixed label", "honest secure", etc.
So then, I would like to ask yours truly what it is you are being insulated from and blinded to?
I said that, "I would like
to think of myself as being more evolved
and more complicated
than any fixed label". This doesn't mean that I am
labelling myself as being, "more evolved" or "more complicated". You really must look at how
the words are used in a sentence, and not take them out of context to fit your own narrative. Stating that, "I maintain a more liberal point of view", was only in response to a "Liberal professor" comment regarding my political preference. It doesn't mean that I AM
liberal minded. There is a big difference. There are some topics that I am "more conservative minded" as well. I then explained that the capacity for change was WHY I tend to be more liberal minded, when compared to ideologies that do not welcome change. Again taken out of context. I never said that I
was being insulating from or blinded by labels. Sometimes one's true self can use labels to hide behind. If one claims that he is "that label", he will tend to behave in a certain way that is stereotypic of that label. This behavior might not fit his true character, or his true nature. But for many cognitive-dependent reasons, he must maintain this behavior, or he may be trapped by his own cognitive dissonance. Old folks vs. young folks, was to illustrate and highlight their difference in ideologies. It was also to get you to think how or why these differences might be relevant. Obviously, of little relevance.
So, was there any comments regarding the central topic itself? Or, are we going to continue to blatantly take my words out of context, and used them to misrepresent my thoughts and ideas. Maybe you should also include my syntax, grammar, and composition in general? I'm sure you can find something there you can exploit, distract, or misrepresent. Since everything you both have posted, have absolutely nothing to do with my topic, should I assume that you simply agree with me? If you don't, then where do you think I've missed the mark? Oh well, at least I am still intellectually honest, and still have my thick skin. Oops! Don