i have limited sympathy for people who get told “no” after a public proposal because public proposals are pretty much emotionally abusive

like seriously

if you think it’s kinda cute, you can discuss it beforehand and then do a staged one later

but putting someone on the spot in front of a crowd of strangers (or worse, friends) and demanding they give you a yes or no answer to a complex question which will affect the rest of their life is

really not okay



"Being labeled is being typecast as a particular person. You get labeled by others when they form some kind of perception about you. People might label you with any adjective that they feel is the best suited to describe you. Nobody likes being labeled and being referred by a single name. Labeling others by some kind of name and referring to them by the same name should not be done. No one likes being labeled or tagged as such by some particular name that is coined exclusively for him or her. Labels are also applied on items and commodities to indicate what they actually are. Such labels are informative and provide information to all those who first view them and then the item. Labeling of commodities is done so as to provide information to others. But being labeled is something that no one can tolerate. So don’t opt for labeling others if you don’t wish to get labeled by others yourself." -Johnny Depp