Thursday, April 9, 2009


A name has a lot power over people and how they are perceived. It is the first thing that people have to make a judgment about a person without actually seeing them. One time my friend was talking about me to her friends that I did not know, her friends stopped her in the middle of her story to ask what I looked like because all they could picture was a 300lb black football player. Ha obviously I am not a 300lb black man but my name, Mo, somehow insinuated that, that was what I looked like.
I think a lot of people struggle with their name just like Lucy. Or their name fits like Oshimito. I also think that there are many different names for people. A person can have their actual name, a nickname, their last name, male/female, occupation, or regional. For example I am a Missourian, and accountant, a woman, Mo, and a Weaver. Each name connects me to different things and different people. How is it that one person can possess so many different names? Some of the names you do not have control over but some you do. So which one's are more important the given names or the chosen ones?

1 comment:

  1. I like this post Mo! especially the connection you made with so many names...some people never really figure it out...they try to give themselves names like accountant or Missourian, but they never seem to find the ones that is it decided by living up to standards or by finding one that fits?