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I Dont Follow the Crowd

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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 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

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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 pot then I won't. If I wanna go screw around I will... haha and there is no stopping me. We should all be able to make mistakes...
    LiveIt28 LiveIt28 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2008

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    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 18 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    I've been a Maverick my entire life.

    .when the Herd Zigged..I Zagged....instinctive with me....I have always marched to my own drummer......sometimes I got off on the wrong foot..but what the hell? :)
    Davido57 Davido57 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 5

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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 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

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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 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

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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 melody.Only when we are quiet  we really listen to this beat we call 'me'it opens up our world to see many things:some not so...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 10 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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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 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

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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 wasn't to follow the crowds of today. Life is about making your own decisions and doing whats right for you. Not...
    TheTopDawg TheTopDawg 26-30, M Dec 12, 2011

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    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

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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 ,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 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 28, 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  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

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    and almost every girl I meet hates me

    for it 😔 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 6 days ago

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    In my experience, if the masses are

    saying/doing something, it's usually wrong!
    Smoray100 Smoray100 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    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

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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 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

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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? and achieved... rather than to be measured and valued as a human being, we are being measured through the conditioning of...
    PuzzleGuy713 PuzzleGuy713 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2010

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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 & 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

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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 . there some people perfect for following cults iam a free thinker i think for myself . even if iam standing for what i belive...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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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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    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

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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]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

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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 see enough of any important person through news. Everyone does one thing and I do another. That's how I role.
    MagneticRadiation MagneticRadiation 18-21, M Sep 11, 2013

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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 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

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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 as wellAloneI express myselfAloneI am afraidAloneI am my own version of humanityAloneI risk facing myself as others force me toWith...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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

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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 the same thing.  Being in a group allows us to feel approved and accepted, feelings that need to be nurtured fairly often or we end...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Oct 7, 2010

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    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

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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 things because we can. It's about choices and chances. Those who are strong make the choice to take a chance....why?...Because we can! The word 'can't...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 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 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

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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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    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

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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, 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

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    Instead...

    I normally lead it.  Why follow when you can lead and where the scenery changes all the time.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2009

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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 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 3 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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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 path is truly not for the weak at heart. The system will always force you to comply in some areas, but for the most...
    blackhoustonman blackhoustonman 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2010

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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 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

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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, 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

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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 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 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I am different from the crowd because I don't follow it or stay inside of it. I'm just my own person in a world full of people.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Well...yes.I have travelled since birth and seen a variety of lives and experiences.I was a very stimulated child with culture and cultures,history,books...and awesome mother <3...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I just do not like crowds of people. I feel unsafe, unsecured and like I am consistently being stared at. I am not all that attractive, what are they staring at. I like to run in a...
    KassieLola KassieLola 31-35, F Jun 28

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    Hey everybody, I would appreciate more followers on Instagram. My username is LusciossCoco. I always follow back, and I'm not like those rude people who follow you then unfollow...
    LusciousCoco13 LusciousCoco13 16-17, M Jul 1

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    Once your heart been touched it's difficult to use your mind so I do believe you should follow it as you might regret it!As once that heart is broken it can't be fixed again so you...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Please follow me @eden.fw_ 💕 Comment user so that I can follow back?!
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I follow my own trends ;) I see all these girls wearing crop tops and funny looking tanks and I see blind followers.
    alexiadahl alexiadahl 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Follow me at dodge_man95. I follow back
    Hurricane95 Hurricane95 18-21, M Jul 16

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    Hey :3 I'm bi uhh yeah so follow me on IG? I'll follow back ~ dawn_bringer
    Dawnbringer13 Dawnbringer13 16-17, M Jul 16

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    Follow April kitty brooks. Plz :) I follow back :))
    imapanda182 imapanda182 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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