I used to identify with the labels I thought would define me, making it easier to communicate or so I thought. Now I’m older I understand that if I take on a label, I’m choosing to associate myself with all the terrible things (as well as the good) being perpetuated under that banner.
Nowadays the only label I accept is humanitarian. I care about the betterment of those around me and it really doesn’t get more complicated that that.
I don’t care about political parties that change their tune as soon as they’re elected. Nor do I care to identify by accident of birth or allegiance to one gender. Or religious affiliation.
If I see a minority being attacked I’ll try my best to defend them but I won’t hide the atrocities they commit because it’s to hard to believe that suffering doesn’t automatically ennoble a person.
If I see someone passed out I’ll at least administer first aid or call an ambulance.
I am not unique. I am just human.