Here is something I do not understand, why do we put titles on ourselves? For instance, if I call myself an “American” and the people in my neighboring country call themselves “Mexican,” doesn’t that give both groups reasons to have preconceived notions of each other? Nationalism is a man-made concept and is not something we were fundamentally born as. This concept leads to wars and unnecessary death. Why kill each other over titles like I am this and you are that? When you say “I am a human being,” and “You are a human being,” it somehow makes us feel connected, as though we aren’t different. Another example is, “I am a Democratic,” “You are a Republican,” it causes division once again. Isn’t it better to say “I believe in human rights,” and “You believe in human rights,” so there we are united. When you title yourself, people automatically think of you as something versus allowing you to define yourself through your actions. Titles create division and gives people reasons to judge (even harm) each other. When you call yourself a Christian, people have the preconceive notion that you only believe one way and if they don’t believe what you believe, then they won’t feel comfortable approaching you. If you call yourself a “Buddhist,” then other religious groups may have the preconceived notion that your salvation is at stake, so before getting to know you, there’s an idea of what you are. It’s so much more inviting to say “I am a child of God,” and “You are a child of God,” therefore, we feel unified, not divided. Titles blind us from seeing and loving each other the way we ought. It’s really strange to me why we fight over concepts. If we didn’t give into these man made ideas and titles, the world, I daresay, would be more pleasant.