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I Do Not Follow The Crowd

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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...
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F Aug 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 26-30, F Apr 22

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    I can't stand crowds of people. They walk so slow even if they have a big huge open space. What I usually do I jump In front of them and walk slow just to make them upset. I also...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I absolutely hate crowds. They scare me. I am always nervous to walk in a huge crowd, mainly because I'm afraid someone might harass or hurt me. I also feel very awkward and feel...
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I can't stand being crowded I just want my own space!!!!
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Nov 8

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    Makes me nervous. Especially if I don't know them, I never enjoy concerts because of it, I don't get nervous attacks but nonetheless, I hate crowds.
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well it's too long living in the same old lives (yeah) I feel too cold to live, too young to die (yeah) Will you walk the line, like it's there to choose? (oh) (oh lord) Just...
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Follow me on Instagram please and i will follow u back please
    sugarpills sugarpills 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 26

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    Follow me on Instagram and I will follow back please my Instagram is cristhanyely_
    sugarpills sugarpills 13-15, F Oct 26

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    Follow for follow. @SecretGaygent0x
    BreakingTheBad BreakingTheBad 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Since 2,5 years, I follow the universe efficently - this means it gives me signes and teaches me every day - in every moment. The universe knows you better than anyone knows you...
    Silverwolf86 Silverwolf86 26-30, M Oct 24

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    Seriously, it's addictive and I need more people to follow that have taste.
    TheNerdYouLove TheNerdYouLove 31-35, F Nov 5

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    I found the Unnamed Path podcasts two years ago, about the same time I first came into Druidry, I was looking for pagan podcasts and downloaded it with some others. From the first...
    LumberingLumberjack LumberingLumberjack 22-25, M Nov 10

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    Jeez! I have follow her for awhile. I will have to now.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F a week ago

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    Jeez! I have follow her for awhile. I will have to now.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F a week ago

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    I am a follower of Jesus He is so brave to die for me and my sin's . He did not have to go to the cross for me because he had no sin to go but he became sin for me . I dont regret...
    Beensavedbygrace Beensavedbygrace 31-35, M a week ago

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    I'll follow back. @SecretGaygent0x
    BreakingTheBad BreakingTheBad 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Everything that glitter's ain't gold . Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. No one's opinion of you matters...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    If I may, I've one that I would encourage to most and that would be to learn self respect... And armed with this, you may offer respect to others. And a must for life skill...
    Fiddleswtit Fiddleswtit 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    The most important till now, You should never do something if you don't want to, no matter how much someone wants you to do it, no matter how happy it makes them. Do it only if...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've been a maverick my entire life and always will be..when the Herd Zigged, I Zagged..just my nature.:)
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M Oct 29

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    My hands were like that for an hour, I couldn't get my hands in my pockets to pay him. You paid him?
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Oct 23

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    Although I appear to be a nice person, normal to most, deep down I was timid, sensitive, and passive. I was never a loud, outrageous person, so my quietness was always mistaken for...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    It reminds you that you are desired.
    WhySoSerious14 WhySoSerious14 22-25, M Nov 8

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    omg I hate feeling alone in this world...i hate going to family events and seeing everyone happy...i am the only person in my family that is alone...i see my sister and brother...
    abramsi abramsi 26-30 Nov 9

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    We'll I'm in high school now and I feel like I hag out with the wrong people but I still hang out with them why is the question .See we have 80 mins of lunch but it's broken up...
    Heyitsjalenn Heyitsjalenn 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Thanks to seroquel. And cigarettes. And heart attacks. And jerks.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Tesla. Hang tough. http://youtu.be/0CWsV0deJxo
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I can't go to Wal-Mart, concerts, or malls, etc... without having a group of friends with me. I feel alienated, and at anytime they're going to come after me. I need others...
    EmptyLaugh EmptyLaugh 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Especially when they're yelling and all bumping into me and touching. I hate it. I try to get out but there's just an endless amount. I can't think, I can't concentrate, and I can...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    im a bit of a wallflower. and have a tought time in big groups. but for some reason my wife wants to drag me to concerts, and night clubs.
    tigaro79 tigaro79 31-35, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I will get paranoid af and i feel like i cant breathe
    flamedoll flamedoll 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I don't know what's going on.. I was in class today with 20+ students and usually I'm all about the room because we are allowed to move around during class. But today, I just sat...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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