The essay that I had to write tonight, since my mouth got a bit of exercise this afternoon. Was meant to be a spanking but The Silence was nice enough to forgo that as I am not feeling well :)
PS: there is 509
The Danger of Putting Incorrect Labels on People
Labelling people is dangerous because they can take on that persona. If you constantly put incorrect labels on someone then they can come to believe it, and start acting that way.
It is also a disrespectful thing to do as you are not respecting them as a whole person, of who God made them to be.
This can stop the person from fulfilling the gifting that they were born with if they come to believe that the label that people have put on them is true. It stops their growth both spiritually and emotionally.
Though healing can come when they learn that they are not what people have called them all their lives, it does take time to reinstate them to the person that they were born to be.
Anybody can be affected by labels. Whether you are young or old. In todays society it is common for labels to be attached to people. This is not always good, especially if the persons being labelled are not in the ‘category’ that they are being labelled with.
It can be detrimental to their employment, education and general well-being. If the label is something that is derogatory it becomes an issue of self worth.
Do they believe that what people are saying is true? Why try, or bother to correct them?
And why not just ‘give in’ and live the life of the label?
There are a lot of ‘misfits’ in communities today because of labels. Labels that the people have come to believe or have just given into, instead of believing in themselves.
On the other hand, there are the everyday labels, or names that we call each other. These also can be derogatory in nature and not nice to be on the receiving end of.
Within a marriage often labels or names are said in frustration or anger. However this does not excuse the fact that it is wrong and should not be done.
Husbands and wives should respect each other, with terms of endearment and not labels. Like those in the communities, it can be detrimental to the wellbeing of the husband or wife, with either one starting to believe that, that is the way they are.
With this happening, there becomes a strained relationship between the two. Respect, trust and love starts to falter, putting the relationship at risk.
Sometimes causing damage that requires a lot of repairing if not straight away, certainly in the later years of the marriage.
It is especially not recommended if you are living in a DD/Ttwd relationship. You could find yourself having to write an essay on ‘The Danger of Putting Incorrect Labels on People’ and struggling to find enough words to fill out the five hundred word requirement, when you would rather be having vanilla cheesecake with passionfruit sauce.
One also must remember that the title is not included in those five hundred words.
So, remember that labelling people is not a good idea at all to be doing within a marriage.