Words defy me at the moment. I am unable to link sentences and thoughts to form a post… so I am just throwing this question out there n hopes that you will have something to say on the subject:
How much weight do words and labels have in regard to our actions toward that which is labeled?
Example - I know plenty of people who had a child late in their marriage. Unlike their other children who were “planned,” this child arrived unexpectedly. Does how this child is labeled impact the child? Does our label for that child impact the way we treat or act toward that child?
Or, throughout our years we have relationships here and there or we do things that, in retrospect, might not have been actions chosen today… We make “mistakes.” That love affair was a “mistake.” That job was a “mistake.” Trying that substance… “mistake.” Does our labeling the action or the relationship or the choice “mistake” have an impact?