labels are useless. they only serve as limiters when applied to a person. i am a Fencer, Anthropologist, Hick, or Romantic. all of these contain some truth but exclude other truths. i am more than a label, and my challenge is to make sure that i do not label a person. multifaceted and polydimensional…aren’t we all? perhaps i am ADAM, but perhaps i am more than that. it is hard to know how much culture is a benefit and how much of it impedes us from self-​actualization. guidance comes from within but cannot succeed without help from without. or is it the other way around? what is it that makes teamwork so instinctive and individuality so problematic. how do i know if i am being true to myself and not deluding my psyche into a realm of my own imaginings?