In the article “Can You Ever Escape Those High-School Labels,” by Kate Dailey, she states that labels received in high school can leave us branded. She also argues that “Judging and being judged hav...
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...s going to be friends with everyone. Baker said that children are taught young to judge. I think that our culture needs to teach children to love everyone despite their differences.
Labels can be hurtful and distracting from personal aspects that really matter, and often times are stereotypes. Unfortunately we are taught young to judge. While we are trying to figure out who we want to be we are being judged the often times, which makes it very hard to actually find out who we want to be. Going through school seemed to me to be more like a time to prove who I wanted to be and who I didn’t want to be rather than educational. Students as a whole seem to be more distracted by what everyone else thinks that education doesn’t even matter, knowledge is no longer power but who you are becomes power. Schools need to focus more on education and less on a place to be labeled.
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