We all have a habit of putting people in boxes. It saves us having to process everything they say and do.
But we cannot be put in boxes that easily. What we believe is ours alone. I’ve never found anything I agree with 100% yet.
If we don’t weigh up what other people think we cannot learn and grow. If our views are not challenged; if we only seek out the like-minded, then we become fossilised.
I cannot be pigeon-holed.
Pigeon-holing is laziness
It stops you having to think
You don’t have to challenge your ideas
Or search for the missing link.
The herd mentality
Likes to reinforce those labels
With uniforms and badges
That become stuck to lapels.
Everything is neat and tidy –
Individualist and Freak
Slotting into little holes
Like the games of yesterweek.
But nobody fits into those patterns
Like they were all mindless fools,
Or kids deprived of schools.
Each one of us is totally unique,
A law unto themselves,
Not the stereotyped person
You wish to seek.
So listen to what they have to share
And weigh up their words with great care.
You might learn something
It might make you think.