Categories are all invented

Humans continuously classify things to make sense of the world. However, we don’t pause long enough to see that the way we classify objects is all fictional.

For example, a Category 2 hurricane has sustained winds of 96 to 110 miles per hour. If we add one more mile to equal 111, we are now in a Category 3 hurricane. Category 3 hurricanes are considered major and would get lots of news attention. Just by adding that one mile per hour, we change the story of the storm.

All of these stories are made up. Who do we marginalize by the categories we create? What do we over blow? What can we not see because of our point of view?