It seems that many people love learning about everything but their own faults and where they stem from.  This makes sense to me, because I believe that if you learn deeply enough about yourself, you may be forced to acknowledge that the romantic labels you’ve affixed to yourself are falsities, and no one likes to change or do away with those labels, as they are the very stuff which identity springs from.  But really, are there “true” labels that reside at the core of our beings?  

Maybe there’s nothing there at all, or whatever is there defies the very concept of labels.  Maybe it’s a concept that’s simultaneously thrilling and terrifying.  😉


20 thoughts on “Musings

  1. Like an onion, you can peel away the layers. And then there is nothing left.

    Did you know that during gestation the human body goes thru the entire history of evolution? There’s even a stage where it has gills, like a fish. And a tail like a lizard. Nothing is ever lost, things are just laid on top. If you keep peeling those layers back far enough, you discover the origin of life.

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  2. I think the “romantic” labels may be a defense mechanism against facing the reality of our own situations, because let’s face it: “homemaker/blogger” sounds better than “chronically unemployed woman who is a terrible housekeeper and doesn’t know what else to do”. 😉

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    • I definitely agree with that sentiment. I’d like to think that we have some free will, but it’s obvious that we don’t have COMPLETE free will, as we’re heavily influenced by our childhood and environment, and those are beyond our control.

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  3. Thanks for the article! For me, the only ‘true’ label would need to originate from a source (God) who transcends this material universe; i.e. he marks you as his child or he doesn’t. “Child of God” is the only label that truly means anything to me.

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  4. I liked this idea of yours. The human mind likes order (romantic labels) especially thise easily adaptable to society. The thought of disorder by finding out that we’re not easily what we thought destroys us. And nobody wants that difficulty.

    As for what’s at the “core” Descartes, a famous philosopher, thinks we’re “thinking things” (Meditations on First Philosophy).

    I think we’re naked souls at our core. Defenseless and transparent. Easily read.

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    • Thanks! Yes, I agree—the human mind likes order (the domain in which a deliberate action produces an expected result) but we learn from chaos (the domain in which a deliberate action produces an unexpected result), though the downside is that too much chaos is overwhelming. I believe it’s a balancing act.


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