A glut of categories

The glut of categories threatens to drown us. Let us no longer use them. Let us just think. Practically, effectively, empathetically, stridently–without tying our necks to abstract models in order to ground ourselves: those binds choke us and pinch the blood to our brains. New words, simple effective use of the past, and inspired new connections are in order. Enough of the self-colonization of our minds by our shackled reliance to categories. Snip the threads of those labels that halt our movement; tug the strings that can hold weight; weave a new tapestry. Let it be a tapestry where more and more voices are accounted for, but without the imperial majesty of taxonomy to put them in their place. Let these voices bleed color into the fabric of our new reality. A new way of thinking that privilages understanding over categorization. Let us live for each other, and not for our labels.

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