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I Dont Follow the Crowd

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    I Cut My Own Path - Being Gender variant I never fitted with the crowd anyway. I was 12 & just becoming aware of how different from the crowd I was, it was 1977 & Punk was...
    sifu sifu 41-45 1 Response Nov 1, 2009

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    Frfr I don't so u shouldn't either
    readyornothereicome readyornothereicome 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm My Own Person - I don't try to be a "prep". I don't get my hair done or put feathers in my hair or try to be with the "popular girls" No. I'm my own person and I do my own...
    FreedomFighter10 FreedomFighter10 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Why Follow The Crowd And Risk Of Getting Ran Over? - I use to be one of those people who always followed the crowd regardless if i knew the crowd or what they were even doing. I...
    coolboy92 coolboy92 18-21, M Mar 3, 2011

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    Regret That Recently, I Was Brainwashed - you wouldn't see me hyped up at the latest songs, entertainment places or commenting on the latest celebs.. [now its korean or japanese...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    I Have Intervals Of It The Back Away And Follow Again - I have at times been a crowd follower and then I will take a few years retreat when the crowd are not doing the things I...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jul 30, 2011

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    I Follow The Beat Of My Heart - Each of us have a rhythm.A very unique rhythm that beats to the tune in our hearts.We, an instrumentplay a tune as we walk, as we speak creating a...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 10 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    Dont Be a Lemming - i dont follow the crowd,havnt done that in years.when i was young i used to dress just like everybody else,go to the pubs or clubs where you were meant to go to...
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    Crowds - You better watch me pretty closely if you don't want me to disapear. I hate being in crowds of people. Espcially if i don't know them.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Feb 2, 2010

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    I Never Once Did - I was a person that never really follow the crowd. I had to do something different. People my age like to drink, smoke, party, whatever. Me I would more prefer...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    I Dont Follow Everyone - The reasion i dont follow everyone or even the styles  i make my own styles sometimes. the couwd may be jumping off a bridge iam not jumping...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    "she Keeps To Herself" - AloneI listen to my own heartbeatAloneI walk under the clouds, my heart beats louderAloneI smell the decay of humanity's deterioration, my own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12, 2012

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    Jealous Much? - I have always been "different." Always enjoyed my own company, had my own fun and made my own advetures. I've been told, (in that oh soo condecending...
    trixiegirl trixiegirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Sheep - As an individual, I don't agree with following any crowd,it discourages freedom of thought and reinforces a sense of conformity.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2010

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    A Different Kind Of Energy -   We have lived for so long, for so many generations, for so many thousands of years; yet we have not found the energy which will transform our...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Nov 3, 2010

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    I Dnt See Y - i can't go against what I believe just to please otherS earlier last yr I did Dat an I couldn't look at myself without thinking of how unhappy I was with myself yea I...
    staytrue123 staytrue123 18-21, F Jan 19, 2011

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    Mainly -  because the crowd is f.ckin stupid....
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    I Don't Seek Your Truth............... - For me I am still finding my way, after some 50 years on this planet, I still find I have a lot to learn, but I will learn it in my own way...
    paddytram paddytram 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    I Don't Follow the Crowd - Because the crowd is usually wrong. I do what makes sense to me :) no one else might get it but hey that's not my problem. If I don't want to smoke...
    LiveIt28 LiveIt28 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2008

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    Why Should I? - I hate to be part of the heard i try my best to be myself why? i don't know don't ask me! I just think it's better to be yourself like what you really like, do what...
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    The Herd Mentality - I been stopped following the Mass Majority seeing how they believe a value of a person is measured by what they do?, how much they make?, have?, accomplished...
    PuzzleGuy713 PuzzleGuy713 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2010

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    What Crowd? - I'm so far from the crowd I don't even see them anymore. I like what I like and just because something is popular certainly isn't a figure in that to me.
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M Dec 29, 2010

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    What Fun Would That Be? - I see no point in doing what everyone else does. It just seems... boring...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13, 2010

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    It's Not Really My Thing. - And I've gotten even more distant since I've been out of school.. it's been about 6 years now.My only real way of connecting to "the crowd" is through...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F Jun 2, 2011

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    I'm Weird - For me it has always been easy not to follow the crowd. Choosing your own path tends to come with less of a support system to lean on so you have to be strong. This...
    blackhoustonman blackhoustonman 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2010

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    We're Not Sheep, Are We? - Following the crowd is a real stupid thing to do. It's for people who are too scared to think for themselves. They stick together and convince each other...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2008

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    Why Bother? - I don't follow the crowd. I wouldn't know how. My life can be screamed way out loud. I had no friends growing up. I did not date, but I didn't give up. I am my self...
    NoWhereToGoButUp NoWhereToGoButUp 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2010

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    I Value Independence - It's also because I don't trust people that easily, nor do I take anybody or anything for face value.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2009

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    I March To My Own Beat - I was always labeled as 'weird or strange' so I just decided to be myself and do my own thang :D
    mysterious77 mysterious77 16-17 Jan 11, 2013

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    I Hate Following The Crowd!! - i hate it so much,its like so many people have a one track mind.people seem to think that life is about growing up,going to school,then at age 16-18...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    My Own Path - All my life I never followed the crowd. I was a loner by choice, I always followed my own path in life. I mean "God" put us here for a reason, and I'm pretty sure it...
    TheTopDawg TheTopDawg 26-30, M Dec 12, 2011

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    Just Wrap Your Arms Around Me....Because We Can! - I just love this song..It's a good reminder to not feel like we are just among the masses. We are all someone to somebody and do...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    I Never Have - I try to make up my own mind about things. And if it is not the conventional then I guess that's just too bad. It goes from everything from clothes to God to food...
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    I Am More Content Doing My Own Thing - It's natural for us to want to be around others, to participate in something exciting and stimulating with lots of others around us, enjoying...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Oct 7, 2010

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    No, I Don't. - I don't follow the crowd. I never have & I never will. I have never fit in with the crowd & don't particualrly like the crowd, anyway. At least not most of the...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2010

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    True - I follow no one.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Follow Crowds? - Not me. I go my own way. Everyone is heading towards the food court? I'll go this way. Everyone is rushing to see the rare appearance of a movie star? Not me, I...
    MagneticRadiation MagneticRadiation 18-21, M Sep 11, 2013

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    "civilisation" - The word is painfull its almost as if it means to follow. you see im a philosopher and an anarchist i think at some point its possible to think to much no one...
    TheHoodooKing TheHoodooKing 18-21, M Oct 13, 2012

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    It's Important To Know Why. - Following the crowd really sucks. As if you're a sheep in a herd with no brain. You don't think about anything because you blindly trust other people...
    whatwouldmilando whatwouldmilando 18-21, M Sep 11, 2013

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    So this is a new experience to me. I read story's about getting groped on buses or in bars, but I never too the bus or went to bars. Until recently. Just turned 21! Lol so anyway...
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    I'm a little obsessed with zombies, and I think about it all the time. So when I'm in a large crowd, like at a fair or a concert, I always think about how fast it could happen...
    meghanmonroe meghanmonroe 26-30, F Mar 27

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    It is tough for me because as much as I hate being in crowded places and surrounded by too many people, I really do love going to concerts.. More crowded it can't really get, right...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F Mar 31

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    How many people would be willing to donate money towards my college education - if I made a crowd-funding profile?
    SaintNicole SaintNicole 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Any one wanna follow me on Twitter? https://twitter.com/napninjanx I follow back fast but make sure to leave your user name or link in the story so I can know you followed me...
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    I can only hear the voice of one who calls....That's how I have taken to explaining my dedication to the Norse pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. I specifically hear the wise words of...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer 31-35, F Mar 18

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    utopia_dreaming234 new to instagram, follow mee people(: just one slightly messed up girl trying to help anyone I can, and posting a few pics tooo x so yep utopia_dreaming234...
    tabbyrose234 tabbyrose234 16-17, F Mar 21

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    follow me on partho_polo i need more followers ..
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    Follow me @plastic_not I need more followers please
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    Follow me on Instagram : @bluee_eyesxoxo I will follow back :)
    Amburxo Amburxo 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Follow me @raayy_bruuh !! I follow back and do shoutouts 😃😁
    RayIsTrending RayIsTrending 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    "Some women choose to follow men; and some women choose to follow their dreams! If your wondering which way to go; Remember that your career will never wake up And tell you that it...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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