Why categorize yourself?

ceruleanswim (@ceruleanswim) 7 years, 10 months ago

I’ve been thinking more and more lately about how I don’t really identify with any “-isms”, the broad categories of political, religious, group-identities we are presented with. (Examples: conservatism/liberalism, atheism/agnosticism/theism/etc…, various nationalisms…) I feel like I’m just a person and I’m here trying to look around. Why should I decide I’m in some category at all?

What do you think? Do you veer away from categorizations? Have you found some group identifications important or beneficial in your experience?

October 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm
Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I don’t know. Every sort of categorization requires some commitment to it? Or at least agreement. But every sort of categorization without context is narrow. Like, look:
http://www.questionablecontent.net/comics/1856.png

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ceruleanswim (59) (@ceruleanswim) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

haha, funny comic :-) good point about context too. these things are never simple, maybe one of the problems with “categories” is pulling them out of context.

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ceruleanswim (59) (@ceruleanswim) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

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