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We all want to belong to something. But part of you is still rattling around inside these categories and labels that could never do you justice.

You tell the world who you are
in a million different ways.
Some are subtle, some are not.

But it doesn't seem to matter:
this world has already got you pegged.

When you were born they put you in a little box,
and slapped a label on it.
So they could keep things organized,
and not have to think about what’s inside.

Over time you learn to make yourself comfortable
packaging your identity in different combinations
until you feel like you belong,
and can wear your labels proudly.

But there’s a part of you that never really found a home
rattling around in categories that couldn’t do you justice.

You look around at other people,
trying to judge how loosely they fit in their own lives
sensing a knot of confusion hidden beneath a name tag.

And you realize we’re still only strangers,
who assume we already know what the other is going to say,
as if the only thing left to talk about is
who belongs in what category
and which labels are offensive.

You have to wonder if these boxes are falling apart.
If we should be writing our identities by hand,
speaking only for ourselves, in our own words,
taking our chances out in the open
and meet each other as we are,
asking: “What is it like being you?”

—and be brave enough to admit
that we don’t already know the answer.

Maybe it’ll mean that we’ve finally arrived,
just “unpacking the boxes”
making ourselves at home.

And maybe we’ll look back and wonder
how we managed to live in the same house for so long,
and never stop to introduce ourselves.

The Part of Your Identity That Doesn't Fit Into Categories

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  • Venustic

    Dat ze elkaar een beetje negeren ofzo?

    3 jaar geleden
  • Venustic

    Ja dat is ook goed, maar dan zouden ze dus geen relatie meer hebben hahaha. Maar hoe zijn ze dan nu tegenover elkaar?

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  • Venustic

    Nou ik zat dus te kijken en op Arthurs bucketlist staat de liefde van zijn leven vinden. Wat mij dan wel leuk leek is dat ze een relatie hebben en dus zo zijn van deze telt niet meer voor ons maar eigenlijk loopt hun relatie niet vloeiend en hebben ze de ware dus nog niet gevonden. Ik weer niet of jij dat leuk vind?

    3 jaar geleden
  • Nulla

    Oeh love it.

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  • Nulla

    Haha, zoiets dacht ik al. Ik denk 'ik vermeld het even!'

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