There's an old African proverb it says:

It's not you you call me, but what I answer to.

I remember when I was a kid and I first read that quote. I actually read it in Whoopi Goldberg's Book years ago. I set that as a motto for my life. Now, ten years later, I wonder if I still believe that 100%. If what we call ourselves doesn't line up to how we are identified as others, what's the truth? Or does the truth not matter anymore.

The reason I got to thinking about this is because I was watching a clip of the Tyra show on Wonder Man's blog (Maybe it's just me...). On the clip there was a "str8" guy who labels himself as gay for pay. It was interesting because while he saw himself as straight, his girlfriend, labels him as bi-sexual because of his pornographic activities. She herself is bisexual. I'm thinking to myself, is this guy in denial or are we really what we call ourselves? And should the rest of the world have to accept what we choose to call ourselves, even if it's not the truth......???


I think when labels come into play things get all muddled

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