One Question, One Word, One Weird Post.

It’s amazing how one word can define your entire being. Your whole existence.

The other day, an innocent question sparked out of nothing but curiosity got me thinking how powerful ONE word can be.

Gay.

Or you know, bisexual, lesbian, homo, whatever else people call it nowadays. 

So what, really? So what if I am? So what if I’m not?

There’s so much anonymity, so much that’s feared, that’s misunderstood, so much hate and disgust in things that we don’t truly understand. There’s so much of the world that viewing others through tinted glasses. And it’s mind boggling how people can still wonder how the ‘crooked’ community are not more open with their sexual orientation.

Sure one could say that there are many openly UN-straight people out there, but compared to those not out of the closet, it’s a small percentage I think. Because once you’re out, you’re out, it’s out and there’s no stopping it. No turning back. It becomes who you are. It’ll define you. Just that ONE word.  It’ll label you and the one thing about labels are, they stick, whether you like it or not. It becomes who you are and the only thing that you are.

So, I’m sure you know by now what question exactly was posed to me. If you don’t, then you’re extremely thick and extremely confused by the many many words on this page so I suggest you start moving your cursor to that little red box with the cross on it.

Still here? Good. So as I was saying, I’m wondering, how does it matter? Whether I’m into guys or girls, dudes or dudettes? If I were, gay or bisexual or lesbian or homosexual. It’s not who I am, it’s not the only thing that I am, and it definitely isn’t the only thing that defines me, so why the fuss?

I mean, I’m also a Sagittarian in case you’re wondering. I’m stubborn. I like to get my way and I don’t like change but I know it’s good for me so I embrace it the best that I can. I also enjoy reading and writing, I babble a lot, my mind moves a hundred miles an hour, I’m the youngest in the family, I’ve never had a boyfriend, I used to dance, I hate math, I was secretary of student council, I’m in love with horror movies and there are so many other things that I am, that I do, that I love and hate, that I live and breathe for that can do so much better in defining me as an individual and who I really am, so why and how does it matter whether I’m straight or not?

Had I have said yes, correct me if I’m wrong here, it would become the one thing that would define me, the only thing, when I am in fact (or so I’d like to think that we ALL are) so much more than just that. So you see, I guess what I’m saying is, I’m wondering why exactly are we all in such a hurry to label people? Not just on sexual orientation but everything in general, rich, poor, good looking, fugly, plain, smart, stupid, hot, not hot, nerd, goth, geek, slut, manwhore, prude, etc.

I guess I’m just wondering why the need to brand people with certain words and things when we are all so much more than just that? Why can’t we all just be living, breathing people with interests and likes and dislikes and feelings?

Why can’t it just be, ‘Sue. Person.’?

Yea yea, I know, I’ma real weirdo. Tell me something I don’t know, aite?

And so I leave with the usual, this time, words from one of the awesome-est best friend ever in the history of awesome best friends.

“Love yourself, be proud of who you are, and dare to be loved for it.”
Anthea

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3 Responses

  1. Aww, I feel loved! 🙂

    We all just need to know where we stand I guess – how we measure up. And so we judge, label, evaluate, just so we can make a little more sense of the world.

    I do agree that it’s important to look past the one-word first impressions though.. But that’s also why we can’t look at everyone as just “People” – there just wouldn’t be any point getting to know anyone at all. 🙂

  2. But you are loved.. *HUGS! Haha..

    I suppose it wouldn’t be too right to label people as just ‘People’. No, I thik it’s beyond not right, it’d just be plain weird.. *nods..

    I sppose what I actually meant to say was not that we should all label people as just people and leave it at that, but more of a.. Pondering.. Of why we can’t just leave certain things be and just.. Be. You know.?

    Okay, I’m getting weird again aren’t I? Haha..

  3. Well, I once heard that we should add an “etc” behind every statement – just to remind ourselves there’s always more than meets the eye. 🙂 I think I like that way of looking at things. 🙂

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