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Celebook Paper: What Is Labeling?

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What is labeling? Labeling is a generalization of certain characteristics imposed on a person, thing, value, or action. It allows us to put these characteristics into categories and make inference on its value based on that category. For instance, when we see a piece of lined paper that is 8 1/2" wide and 11" long with three holes punched, we notice its characteristic, label it as a notebook paper, and categorized it as a tool to write on. We attached these certain labels in order to effectively interact with it characteristics. However, such labeling limits its potential and reality. When we see a notebook paper, and categorized it as such, we limit its potential to be something else. In other words, we confine the piece of notebook paper
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