I Am a Nonconformist

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    Ah, But There Is a Fine Line Beterrn a Nonconformist and An

    arrogant antisocial cretin.  I have been both, and try to keep myself on the fringe of conformity, and away from being a cretin...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 18, 2009

    And My Work Is Cut Out For Me!!!!

    I see now that being a nonconformist in a world where nonconformity is the new conformity, changes my purpose a bit. My new fate is that not only am I here to overturn the irrelevant and to create new ways, I am here to show people the things that are not even conformable in...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2010

    So Tired...

    I'm so fed up with sheep-like people. This society is so screwed up. What ever happened to just doing what you wanted to do? I couldn't live my life that way.
    Moonjava Moonjava
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    But maybe that should be super-nonconformist,

    since I don't even conform to your unimaginative standards for nonconformity!
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015


    I really don't care what everyone else is doing. I do my own thing.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Sep 13, 2010

    I Don't Want To Be Just Another Sheep In The Crowd...

    Free spirit. Wild. Laid-back. I am striving to be these things. I guess I'm a worrier, and I know I shouldn't be. I'm not trying to conform to nonconformity, but I know if I were to be care-free and wild, I would be a much better person. I've made a start, because, when I'm...
    EveryQuestionDeservesAnswers EveryQuestionDeservesAnswers
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2011


    It's not what I want to be, it's what I simply am.  There's no merit, and more often than not I have wished to be like all the others.  Useless to look for the reasons why I am who I am.  Some of them relate to childhood experiences such as the awareness of...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2010

    Not For the Sake of It...

    I am not a sheep simply because I like to think for, and live my life for, myself.   And I don't believe in following stupidity for the sake of fitting in with all the other fools!
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    Mar 5, 2009

    Always Have Been, Always Will

    I have never felt the need to be just like everyone else. Of course, I am not like everyone else and I refuse to fake it.I used to watch the other kids on the playground and wonder what was wrong with me. It wasn't until I was in my late twenties that I realized that there is...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

    I don't like to conform to accepted beliefs,

    customs and practices. I don't know why. I'm not the only one, but it seems like everyone else is doing the same thing, and following each other, like sheep, and I hate that. When I see everyone doing the same thing, I just want to do the opposite, to go against the flow, to...
    Aeonian Aeonian
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2014

    Society'S Built-In Comformity Tools

    First thing I saw here were some posts from tools making fun of noncomformists for 'joining' a noncomformists site as if the irony negates the message. Congratulations tools, ridicule is one of society's built-in tactics that make you what you are... tools. Just because I "joined...
    Circlerat Circlerat
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 28, 2013

    In My Heart I Know I Don'T Belong

    My whole life I never fit in. In high school and with my own family I struggled to be myself. I have taken it up the rear for so long that now I do whatever is expected of the sheep in this world but nothing that is true to myself. I want to rebel, be myself but I struggle every...
    beamer321 beamer321
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 7, 2013


    I am going to conform and join this group.
    thesamwebb thesamwebb
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2009

    If you want to be one of the nonconformists,

    all you have to do is dress just like us and listen to the same music we do.
    HollywoodNil HollywoodNil
    26-30, F
    Apr 17, 2014

    I am a Nonconformist Single White Male

    Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . I am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there drop me a line or twot?
    deleted deleted
    Dec 3, 2013

    Love It!

    Y'all are joining a Group for Nonconformists.... Oh, the irony... :D
    Shego Shego
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2010

    Do You Press the Elevator Button?

    I did a paper in college that I called "The Elevator Theory." Allow me to explain. You are waiting for the elevator and a stranger comes up behind you. Rather than observe that the elevator button is lit up, he pushes it as if to presume you didn't do it correctly and...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Dec 13, 2008

    Rebel & Born Leader By Nature

    I was born a rebel, grew up a loner and outcast have stayed much of the same throughout life. I simply refuse to do what others expect of/ want/ force me to do. I refuse to fit in with any group that does not keep an open mind towards life and everything in it. I was brought up...
    ShunnedBySociety ShunnedBySociety
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2010


    Nonconformist,That's me,The way,I want it,Why suit everyone else?Lack personality,Might as well,Be known for somethin'!
    startinover1 startinover1
    2 Responses May 19, 2012

    Playing The Game

    When I was younger I was really good at playing the game,  and I could get anything I wanted.  I mean really really good at it. Of course I mean the game of conformity,  I should have been a politician.   Now I see it all as more of a joke.  I've gotten alot more cynical as...
    anonymx anonymx
    1 Response Sep 27, 2011

    I'm A Dissident, Yo.

    I'm not here to brag, or make a big show of myself. I just tacitly joined because I generally disagree with society. first and foremost society tells us women should be submissive to their husbands (I don't want a submissive wife) it tells us boys are not supposed to be emotional...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 20, 2011

    My Individuality Is Important to Me.

    I refuse to conform to society's standards of who I should be as a woman.  I am me, and I like me just fine. I am raising my children to be free-thinking individuals.  I teach them to question everything, so they will learn a lot! 
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2008

    Always Have Been

    Have you seen my religious views?  'nuff said!!!    P.
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2009

    Society And Labels...

    Is anyone else out there in "electronic, social simulation land" sick of society's labels for everything under the sun? I sure am... "Conformism", "NON-Conformism", "normal", "weird", "cool", "troll" (someone disagreeing with all the kids online), "educated" (further, classroom...
    WellFknOkay WellFknOkay
    36-40, M
    Jun 3, 2013

    I'm a product of Generation X.

    If someone tells me to go right, I have to go left. I hate conforming. I like frequent change. Balance is a weakness of mine.
    cjkenton cjkenton
    Aug 30, 2015

    You Can Please Some of the People

    Over the years, I've been told that I was too direct and not direct enough....  Too confrontational and to modest....Too nice...too stoic...too analytical...too...too...too I've live my life trying to conform...trying to please my boss.  Little did I realize, it was a...
    silvrsurfr silvrsurfr
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2009


    I don't go out of my way to be a nonconformist it's just nothing that people want me to conform to ever agrees with how I view things. When people start coming up with better ideas to conform to maybe I'll be a regular conformist then.
    bvb1123 bvb1123
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

    Idiot Phones

    I think it's pretty sad how people seem to just love simulating their lives, vice actually living them. "Smart" phones for example... How many times have you gone out on the weekend, to a bar perhaps, and seen half of the people there on their cell phones, "jacked in" to the...
    WellFknOkay WellFknOkay
    36-40, M
    May 21, 2013

    I Am Me

    I wont follow the crowd, be part of a click, agree with you to pacify you. I will speak out when i see injustice, i wont be silenced. I think my own thoughts do my own thing. I wont do it because im told i'll do it because i want to. I wont dress in a uniform, wont say how high...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2009

    Not Really...

    i try to conform... really.  i try to do what everyone else does and what everyone else wants me to do.  but i just can't.  i know that some people love me the way i am but others have to focus on my abnormalities all the time.  it's really sickening. ...
    geenpunchbuggie geenpunchbuggie
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2008
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