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I Do Not Follow The Crowd

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    Internal Direction

    for me, not following the crowd is much less about making a statement "hey look at me, i'm different", and much more about looking inside at who i am. i go in My direction, and don't concern myself with the rest. if the rest of the world looked at themselves instead of The Jones...
    gotsalsa gotsalsa 41-45, M Mar 3, 2012

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    Follow Who?

    i guess it all started when i was just a kid, and my mom and i traveled everywhere following my dad to different postings in the army. i never got the chance to make any real bonds and so learned to be an individual very early in life. later, in high school, after my folks split...
    Devilonyashoulda Devilonyashoulda 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    They're Going The Wrong Way

    I remember a few times when I'd second-guessed myself because I was the only one who answered a certain way or did certain things, thinking I was right. It's easy to think that the majority is right. That would seem to make more sense. I'll be fair here. I remember an instance...
    TigersEyeAndTurquoise TigersEyeAndTurquoise 70+, F Aug 23, 2013

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    Cannot Accept The Fact

    i cannot accept the fact that "if she cannot do how can we.............". This line makes me kill the one who is saying it.......
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31, 2012

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    Weird really. Never followed trends

    or pop stars the way most youngsters do. Didn't get into the gadget loving 80's. Nor the dance oriented 90's. By the time the 2000's rolled up, I was 35. What do you get into at 35? Personally. I wonder if it's best to SET trends rather than follow them! This. Next year I'll be...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jun 20, 2014

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    "One Of These Nights"

    It seems that many people do not take the time to realize what is going on around them during their lives. Life gets so busy that there is such a hustle bustle, and many don't just take a moment to regroup, think, and find something good with each day. We get the impression from...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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    Only Me

    Just trying to be different like everyone else as they say. Well maybe so, but to be honest I just dress in the clothes I like, not what society says I should be wearing. The latest dresses that look like bin bags just because it's fashion, no thank you! I now have very (very...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2012

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    Why?

    Why try to fit in with a crowd? Seriously, I know I'm cynical, but why? For the most part the cliques today are just people showing off some disgusting atrocity they've done to their body, or some ridiculous piece of crappy that they purchased with money they do not have. I for...
    mchy1 mchy1 26-30, M Jan 22, 2012

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    Not A Leader, Not A Follower

    I've never been one to lead. I won't follow anyone else, I won't do what others like to do simply because it is what everyone else is doing... I used to when I was a child, I used to agree with everything and try to conform and fit to other people's standards...and it just sucks...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    Wending My Way

    While I am not a leader(crowds might follow me lol),I am definitely not a follower. I like to knd of finnd my own way,and I am not overly concerned with internal consistancy.Loyalty is important and inntegrity,also. A crowd is just a mass oof confused folks trying desperately to...
    shamusbird shamusbird 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    A Born Leader

    I'm just going to keep this simple..I was born a Leo and we are just born leaders not followers...All my friends and family have always looked up to me to make the right decisions in every matter that ever came up...I don't look at it as a curse but a gift......
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 22, 2011

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    Crowd What Crowd?

    Do you see a crowd I don't who would want to.  Friends are great need a whole bunch of people around not my thing.  I like a quiet corner with a good chat with some meaning in it.  Have a cup of coffee or tea even a glass of beer once in a while. 
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    Pffff all those crazy dodos running hard

    towards extinction...I do my own thing,and you're welcome to join me.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2014

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    I Am Me.

    I have never followed the crowd. And I never will. Not my style. I tell it like it is. Always have. That will never change. People say, "Why don't you kiss as ses?" I shake my head emphatically and say, " I don't do that!" And I mean it. Some say I buck authority. Like a bronco...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    Crowds Bores Me

    Why would I follow what other people are doing if it doesn't make me happy? I never understood why I have to. Other people have tried to push into these things but I don't feel happy doing it so following the '"crowd" is not my thing. I like my puffy hair and being goofy, I don't...
    boriangel101 boriangel101 18-21, F Apr 6, 2012

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    I don't mind the crowds in NYC and the other cities in the states but when caught in crowds in other countries I find myself feeling claustrophobic.
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    They did it! They studied hard and now it’s almost time for them to walk across that stage, shake hands with their schoolmasters, take their diplomas and go out into the world...
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    unless i got like 2 or 3 close friends with me nope i hate big crowds. unless im performing for them nope i hate big crowds.
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    follow me on instagram guys I will follow back random_crazy_child
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    I follow the lord and in the end I will go to judgment and i will live in peace with the lord. but I will throw away all my burdens. and I will be forgiven. and I will have a...
    KatieBug16 KatieBug16 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    https://twitter.com/IammummysAngel its my twitter feel free to Follow I will follow back
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    I am following my heart and intuition. – Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. Live the life you want to live. Be the person you want to remember years...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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    I sure am! After celebrating Easter a couple weekends ago, I am so much more in love with Christ my savior! Just spending the week leading up to Easter in his word reading about...
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    Plz follow my instagram acount hermeus15. I have like too few followers 😋
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    @MissSidraa I'm following back and giving shoutouts.
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    @kayrockeroffical is my install, I'll follow back if you like
    KayRocker KayRocker 13-15, F Apr 16

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    @itscelena , i'll follow back :)
    itscelena itscelena 13-15, F Apr 16

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    My Instagram is Misit_In_Acton I follow back
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    If you follow your heart it will lead you to your passion, and your passion will lead you to love
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    Hey. I am 21, almost 22 and I've known since I was a child that I am very musically gifted - I am a singer/songwriter/pianist. However, all my life I've been scared to actually...
    KimBrathwaite KimBrathwaite 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    So I met this wonderful girl and I'm going 11 hours away to meet her. And I can't wait. Its scary but maybe we will hit it off great if not at least I met someone amazing. I never...
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    Hey everybody that follows me send me your belly pics and i will send back.
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    I was going 5 over the speed limit when I passed a cop very close to my home area. They then followed me until I parked in my driveway, but then turned around and went back the way...
    olliebuddy olliebuddy 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I do things my way not because everyone does it
    Nezbond007 Nezbond007 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I like being weird. Weird's all I've got. That and my sweet style.
    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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