All we have is our own biography

Only a few times in twenty years has somebody told me they trust me less
for wearing a nametag. 

Apparently, it’s a trigger that makes certain people
question my intentions, actions and authenticity. 

Which is fine. People are
entitled to their opinions. 

But clearly, they do not know we very well. 

The irony is, vulnerability through
personal disclosure, specifically through the offering and exchanging of names,
is precisely what human beings to
build initial trust with each other when they first encounter. Names are the
basic unit of interpersonal bonding. They are what allow us to see and be seen,
to feel and be felt, and if we so choose, a foundation on top of which we build
a future relationship. 

And so, for a relatively unknown person to say they
trust me less because of wearing a nametag, well, that makes me wonder. 

Why is
a sticker, this simple and practice thing, so triggering for one person? What
is it inside of them that has such a problem? 

Look, most people are not as
interested in nametags as me. But like most things in the world, people’s
responses, criticisms and judgments say more about them than about us. 

was right when she said, we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we

Life is a mirror. All we have is our own biography. 

Remember that next
someone starts projecting their bile all over you. 


What is most polarizing about your personality? 

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Scott Ginsberg

That Guy with the Nametag

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