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Debate fourteen: Labels?

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20 June 2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Just about everybody here knows about the labels right? :l You know the emo, punk, goth, nerd concept? About how some people call other people it and some people call themselves it? Well my question: Should people really have to have a personality label put on them?

20 June 2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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it makes some of them/us feel like we/they're in a group. so they/we feel special.   ._.

20 June 2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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 I know for me, although no one has ever given me a label I've always wanted one.
:B Like, you know how people say they feel better once they have a name for their illness,
like it makes it more real? Kind of like that :B

20 June 2009, 08:30 PM   #4
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Last edited by ‹burblegurm›, 20 June 2009
Yes but it's demeaning D:
Who likes it when you go around to ask a person for a pencil that's not in your "emo"
group and instead is in a "prep" one.
And when you ask they're like, "Oh my gosh that emo kid just talked to me!"
And then normal people that are just mean go like, "Why don't you go cry yourself to sleep
emo kid?"
People that are just depressed is understandable :/ Most people would just call them a
phyco or something.
But if you call yourself an "emo" kid the turds that would love to bully you about it
would be encouraged by the name that you call yourself.

And since emo is actually a genre of music people that call themselves it sound pretty
dumb. e-e You can admit that you're depressed but you don't have to give it a name.

20 June 2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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Oh I definitely agree with you on that part :B

20 June 2009, 08:32 PM   #6
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I've never wanted one D: some of the members of my family used to call me an "emo"
kid and I always got pissed off because I was just really angry at them :/ 
If you have that name then people who want to be a jackass will turn that "name" into
something horrible :/

20 June 2009, 10:28 PM   #7
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Labels have been in this world forever.
Lower class, higher society. Even now we are divided into the left wing and right wing.
Social grades and status'.

But in young adulthood it has been turned into a bad thing.
(E.g: All emo's cut themselves, all goths worship the devil, all chavs are Torettes).

The question is, has todays' society made stereotypes evolve into something worse?

21 June 2009, 03:07 AM   #8
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I've never been labeled, but I dont' look forward to it. In my mind, that's how I divide up my lunch room at school: the popular people by the stage, the other popular group by the windows, the drama group here, the wierdos over there, and the people that don't really fit in sprinkled throughout. We don't have self-declared "emo" kids at my school (or at least, that I've noticed in my grade).
The question is, has todays' society made stereotypes evolve into something worse?
Yes, I think so. Everyone I know view emos as sad little kids that cut themselves in the corner, and that can't be right. Labels, at their best, are a way to make people feel like they are really a part of something. At their worst, they're the worst of stereotypes. The world might be a better place without them, but I don't think we'd be able to last that long without categorizing outselves.

21 June 2009, 03:19 AM   #9
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Labels are for cans. >.>

21 June 2009, 07:33 AM   #10
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Seriously; why does it matter?
People get labels put on them. Surely it must be for a reason.
Most people I know actually LABEL THEMSELVES.
I mean, EW.
You do not judge yourself in a public community.
I mean, that's just low.
What is Eden again? (:

21 June 2009, 01:38 PM   #11
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My MSN avatar says, "I'm a nerd and quite proud of it." 
I am a nerd, and quite proud that the label indicates that I'm smart.

21 June 2009, 04:32 PM   #12
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The question is, has todays' society made stereotypes evolve into something worse?
Of course :/ There's not much to say but even now when you go on this site there are so many diaries concerning the "emo" concept. And now people are just even making rules for it, Such as "You can be emo if your parents are divorced". It was stupid and I can't believe that you'd have to have an extreme level or depression to be called one. What happened to just depressiion? D:

21 June 2009, 06:42 PM   #13
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I don't mind labels too much, but it's when people mis-label other people is when
it starts to bother me. Like, I have a friend who's tomboyish/skaterish, but people call
her emo, when she's one of the happiest people I've ever met. :/

21 June 2009, 06:44 PM   #14
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I get labeld alot for what I act like. I think its wrong.

21 June 2009, 06:57 PM    #15
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It was stupid and I can't believe that you'd have to have an extreme level or depression to be called one
That's the thing...REAL emos aren't depressed, they're moanie whiners who pretend they're depressed. See 'Emo Kid Song'.

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