Do we need labels?

Do we need labels?

There are so many types of relations nowadays. It’s not just friend, acquaintance, lover, boyfriend, husband~. There online friends, online insta, fb friends, Snapchat friends, online study partners, dating app friends, friends of friends, followers, I’d even say texting friends when you don’t really meet but text. So which of those are important? How important is to know which relationship we are in?

I feel that although traditionally I always want to know clearly where we stands, I should start giving it up. Because if one type of relationship is going down, it still doesn’t mean that other one can’t be kept. The question is if I want to keep it in other type.

Or does it not matter about friends and acquaintances? Does it matter about partners/boyfriends/lovers?

What is the level of commitment nowadays anyways? How much we show us online? How much we show to our friends(one type or another)? Or how much we just enjoy ourselves together and individually?

It’s way too confusing to put those boundaries. I don’t want to be conservative but sometimes feels good to feel secure. But is it what I don’t get without label? Label won’t guarantee that it will stay this way. It can change with or without a label. So which one is better, less stressful, less hurtful if bad turn?


Time is now.

So I was walking back home and stopped by a playground near some local school. There were no people, quite, nice weather. I stopped to read some article I saved on a phone. Soon there were two kids who came playing and laughing around. They were proudly showing me some shoe paints they stole from school, and saying that they’ll paint all playground in green now. They asked me questions, just talking. Then one boy asked in what grade I am. I answered that I graduated already. Then his first guess on my age was 15, 16?17?18? ‘If more than 18 I’m not talking to you’ he said. I am. Boys were 5th and 6th graders.
Well, we kept talking time from time. Funny talks I’d say. “School starts already in 20 days. I don’t wanna go to that school”. “So what do you want?”, I asked. “Play.”, was his answer. But isn’t school time for playing? So much time after school, no big responsibilities, enjoy, explore, make mistakes.

Why do we always rush somewhere? Time to enjoy is now.