I Dont Follow the Crowd

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    I have noticed a significant loss of friends

    since I entered secondary school. I know why. I don't follow the popular people. I am not one of those people who constantly try to impress them or please them. On the contrary. I hate many of them. Most of them are the kind of people to lift up their shirts and show off their...
    lukashv lukashv
    18-21, M
    Jan 2, 2015

    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  tone that says they think your really a freak), that I am unique, a free spirit, march to my own drum, an odd...
    trixiegirl trixiegirl
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2009

    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 see enough of any important person through news. Everyone does one thing and I do another. That's how I role.
    AndrewTee AndrewTee
    22-25, M
    Sep 11, 2013

    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]you wouldn't see me texting or with earphones on in train rides, buses, anywhere you name it..you won't see me buying the bestseller chick book...
    amejad amejad
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 15, 2011

    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 made a few friends by following those crowds..I've got in trouble a few times for following the crowds.. then ive lost a few friends by stop following the...
    coolboy92 coolboy92
    18-21, M
    Mar 3, 2011

    and almost every girl I meet hates me

    for it ­čśö I wish they could except me for me but I don't give a **** cuz I have everyone else in my life that cares about me :P
    Angel2345 Angel2345
    13-15, F
    Jul 21, 2014

    Make Your Own Constellation

    Each of us is like our own self ,a gem or star. We each compliment each other, the planet is our heaven and earth. Never be overly dependent on anyone else, we should all be our own leaders. It's better to take the lead for ourselves. Try not to be easily swayed ! We are our own...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls
    41-45, F
    17 Responses Jul 5, 2010
    deleted deleted
    Feb 25

    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 people in it. They don't like me either. Also, I have never wanted to be part of the crowd & never will. I have...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2010
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22
    Feb 22, 2015

    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 thing.I don't hang out with a group of people I am everyone's friend.I don't put others down to fell better about myself.I...
    FreedomFighter10 FreedomFighter10
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

    Follow The Crowd. After All, 100,000 Lemmings Can't Be Wrong!

    I have always been different. In high school I was a misfit. I didn't fit in anywhere and kept to myself. I studied science and electronics while boys my age were playing football and dating. I was "weird" all the way around. I had chemistry sets, a microscope, a reflecting...
    RemingtonSteele RemingtonSteele
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 21, 2012

    Ahhh, The Irony Of It All.

    Isn't joining a group of 295 people "following a crowd"? somewhat ironic huh? That's why I'm only planning on joining but not completely.
    kelli1955 kelli1955
    51-55, T
    Apr 29, 2011

    Run Along Now

    I won't follow the crowd, because then it just proves I'm as mindless as the people who "follow the crowd". People who follow crowds are mindless and lack the capacity to make their own decisions, so they can run along with "the crowd" and allow their decisions to be made for...
    girlanonymous girlanonymous
    18-21, F
    Jan 6, 2011

    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, or just don't want to fight it against so many (guess who - people who don't wanna fight or blindly trust other people). It's...
    whatwouldmilando whatwouldmilando
    18-21, M
    Sep 11, 2013

    I don't follow the crowd.

    I don't even like a crowd, unless I am doing something in it like shooting pictures, walking, just not standing,in the middle of a large group. I think,I enjoy beating my own drum! There are too many groups,in this day and age. Every one seems to have to be involved,in some...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney
    56-60, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    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, thank-you. I don't need it thrown in my face that if I behave to someones or some groups way I will be on the fast track to Heaven. Sorry...
    paddytram paddytram
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

    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 and the day is bright. I am alone and I'm alright. I no longer look for a way to fit in. I no longer search for...
    NoWhereToGoButUp NoWhereToGoButUp
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2010

    In my experience, if the masses are

    saying/doing something, it's usually wrong!
    Smoray100 Smoray100
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    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 you really want to do. Now don't get me wrong i know that everythings done before so there's nothing new about the...
    andreinac13 andreinac13
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

    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 of something the popular leader made up. It's an uncritisized, not analyzed statement being spread by people who are...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2008

    Especially since the crowd is a bunch of drug

    addicted, twerking, trolls who think they are always right.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2015

    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 was accepted but inside I wasn't happy so I started doin me an not worry bout wat others do just to be myself...
    staytrue123 staytrue123
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2011

    "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 as wellAloneI express myselfAloneI am afraidAloneI am my own version of humanityAloneI risk facing myself as others force me toWith...
    deleted deleted
    May 12, 2012


    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 thinks they just obey when u think u can say **** this **** civilisation my *** but see i dont follow or leed were tought...
    TheHoodooKing TheHoodooKing
    18-21, M
    Oct 13, 2012


     because the crowd is f.ckin stupid....
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 1, 2009

    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 facebook and usually if I see enough people referencing something I will decide to google it and of course it's something "Hip...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos
    18-21, F
    Jun 2, 2011

    I know about those ppl

    who will bought or pay by credits for branded items, bigger TV sets, travels, just to show that they can afford too not becoz they truly appreciate the goods or places they've been. For me, it's important to listen and appreciate a good quality sound of music and hence, ended...
    uulalaa uulalaa
    41-45, F
    Aug 8, 2014

    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 ways of living, our ways of thinking, feeling. And I would, if I may, like to go into this question, because, it seems to me...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Nov 3, 2010
    uulalaa uulalaa
    41-45, F
    Aug 9, 2014


    I normally lead it.  Why follow when you can lead and where the scenery changes all the time.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Nov 2, 2009

    I do my own thing. I do not like a crowd never

    been my style. I do not like to be in the bunch. Life is easier to me doing my own thing. This works for me.
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    Oct 21, 2015

    I don't smoke, drink

    or have sex.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 5, 2014

    Something I've noticed from my short time on

    earth is that the best things in life are actually harder to notice. Popular things tend to be less rewarding than the things that are harder to find. I'll just use music as an example. It's easy to find the popular music and while you may enjoy it there's most likely something...
    herewegothen herewegothen
    18-21, M
    Sep 23, 2014

    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 desire the most out of life. I am a person who likes to move with the crowd sometimes and drop out when I want to and come back at another stage.... cuz each...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jul 30, 2011

    I definitely don't follow the crowd,

    I think on my own and do things my way. I also don't want the crowd to follow me, I was never a herd animal. lol
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    Even If

    Even if I would try my best, I wouldn't be able to join the crowd for longer than a moment.I don't see it as a virtue, neither as a vice or a handicap.  It's just beyond my will.I have to go my own way.  I need to.  I have no other choice.
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Jan 31, 2010

    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 to movies. I always try to be myself and believe what I feel is right for me.
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2011

    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

    I prefer to do what makes me happy,

    it is your life and nobody else's so dont let other peoples opinions and judgements dictate you. Why be somebody you are not, to impress the people who only judge you anyway no matter how you act? I would rather be different but actually happy than just follow a crowd and try to...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2014

    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 & listened to the same music like everybody else,...if i remember rightly following the crowd didnt make me that...
    clayantony clayantony
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2009

    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 ,you learn to drive,get a car,get a job, party a lot at the weekends and sometimes during the week,then after 25 or so,time to grow...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2012
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