People are so comfortable with labels that they tend to put one on everyone and if they think that we don’t fit in the labels they have put on us, they proceed to change us slowly and according to what they think we should be. It is like we are clay and if we don’t fit into their mold we can’t belong.
The worst thing is it never stops. It starts in our childhood with constant comparisons and it continues for the rest of our lives and at one point we get so used to it that we start doing it to ourselves without realizing. How many times have we looked at a dress and thought no, what will people say? How many times have our life decisions been based on the dictates of the faceless society?
Introvert, extrovert, you talk too much, you talk too less. You dress like you are going to walk on the ramp, you dress like a prude, overconfident, shy… So many things, so many labels. It is not only the shops that categorize things, people are categorized too.
Kibitzer- giver of uninvited or unwanted advice