When the label is the excuse

This is a guest post by Dennis Price. He is a performance architect for people. He tweets at @dennisprice.

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Artist.

ADHD.

Bipolar.

Celebrity and all the way to Xenophobe, Yankee and Zulu.

Humans need to create order from chaos manifests in our need to identify a cause for every effect. So we resort to labelling things to help us curate reality – sufficiently for it to make sense to us. This can be a good thing. Labels help us communicate better by simplifying things. But not always. Labels can lead to oversimplification of a complex reality and provide an inappropriate level of comfort, but more problematically this need has much to do with our need to absolve ourselves from responsibility.