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Definitely. The last sentence of this is what really inspired me to post.
"I learned my lesson. Either live on the straight and narrow, striving for the best in everything, or enjoy myself with various substances and place less emphasis on the real world."
No, I don't like to categorize my beliefs. Although a typical socialist might prefer a high amount of government control, the act of "being a socialist" could encompass so many different ideologies about how that control should be executed. I think terms like these serve a good purpose in educating people about different methods of governing a society, but as soon as you start to apply the terms to your own ideologies, it puts you in a position to subconsciously limit yourself to what you think those ideologies should stand for, rather than to what you yourself should stand for based on your own life experiences and interpretation of the world around you.
Just my two cents, would love to hear someone else's thoughts.