Third Eye (dukeofshadows) wrote in label_debate,
Third Eye

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What puts someoen into a group/ label?

Alright, this question has been rolling around in my head for too long: I'd like some answers.

What makes someone a geek? What makes someone a goth/skater/whateverthehelltheycallthatperson? I've been wondering about this for a long time. In school, I was always the scrawny, tall kid who everone picked on. It sucked like nothing anybody can imagine. Back then, there really weren't any clicks, but there were two groups. The popular kids and the unpolular kids. It was simple; there lied its beauty. You were in one or the other, weither you liked it or not.

Now, getting ready for high school, matters have changed. No longer am I a scrawny kid. And yet, I still get flak occasionally. I kind of have this idea about labels; im just wondering if anyone out there agrees.

I think labels are created by the "upper" class, and they do so in a fashion to place themsleves in a more favorable position than those they despise. Hence, they call themselves preps and jocks and group those who they feel are "lower" than them in labels they can use against them (like 'nerd' or 'geek'). Eventually, these kids who are torment get this idea they are indeed a lower life form.

If that makes any sense at all.
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