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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 22, 2014

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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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    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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    "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 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    damn, in a way it is a big hindrence in my life. So i just drove many miles to do something i like, and ofcourse, there is lots of people. So i quickly go somewhere else, tho...
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    I love shopping, during the week, when no one is there or online... I hate waiting, I hate rude people and I hate screaming kids. The bigger the crowd, the more likely these...
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    hello friends , please follow me on instagram ashish_kohli100 i have created a new account in instagram and all of my friends have got big number of followers and mine list of...
    dieseldrumm dieseldrumm 22-25, M Mar 17

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    americangal americangal 16-17, F Mar 10

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    I am one of those girls who is really lacking in self confidence and I don't have a very high opinion of myself most of the time. In a group I tend to sit back and let others run...
    beatendownbylife47 beatendownbylife47 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Follow me! @avenees_couldren 😊
    avennes avennes 13-15, M Mar 18

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    I'll follow back @katylyyynnn
    crushingonmyteacher crushingonmyteacher 16-17, F Mar 19

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    Follow me @annafroude I won't unfollow unless you do!!^.^
    annafroude annafroude 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    F4f? Follow me @annafroude I don't unfollow unless you do!!^.^
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    F4f? Follow me @annafroude I won't unfollow unless you do!!^.^
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    No. I believe in following MY heart. Lol!
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    Follow me on Le Insta @_miiiiiiike (that's 7 i's by the way ;)
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    10 Likes for 10 Likes or Likes for a follow- @SoulfulJourney_
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    I've been groped pretending I haven't noticed. At raves I've been grabbed around the waist, ***, my boobs on occasion. One time a guy tried to reach a bit to far to the front and I...
    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I once was at a town gathering and felt hands all over my body (and I mean everything) msg me and I'll explain
    Markrrt Markrrt 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    Always wanted to, especially with my good friends around. I want to serenade just about anyone with a good old heartfelt love song!
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