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I Question Social Norms

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    Hi All. What Time Does Norm Come By? - I have some questions for him.(A thousand pardons if this joke has already been used.)
    Wilbury Wilbury 41-45, M Sep 1, 2011

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    Social Norms - Social norms,Question 'em,These days,Standards,Where have they gone?
    stormcape3 stormcape3 46-50 Sep 5, 2012

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    I Don't Shave Regularly - What's the point?? There's a reason why hair grows there right? And my husband doesn't mind so I don't bother. However, if I do wear a dress or shorts...
    loudamy loudamy 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    Norms - They annoy me. Sleep at this time, wake at this time, shower at this time, eat at this time, work at this time. I do not want to play by these rules. I need to do these...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    What Is Normal? - I don't believe in "normal". We are all different and we all have pros and cons. I wish people wouldn't judge or hate.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Waxing and Shaving. -  Why do men and women need to shave/wax?  We really must have had plenty of time to develop new, pointless things occupy ourselves at some stage in...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 27 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Why Question? - You shouldn't question social norms. You should try to understand them in context. All social norms make sense in their own context. You start 'questioning' when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Stereotype -   A stereotype is not forgetting.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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    There Is No "norm" - The beauty lies in the differences, the uniqueness.... The passions and traditions of other cultures and languages.... The way you are the only...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Social Norms - I came across this as I tend to question the society. Social Norms in my view can be corrupt as well. I have became socially awkward since my childhood. Even my...
    Vinnie01 Vinnie01 31-35, M Mar 4, 2013

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    Facade (of Stones) - I have no idea what social norms are anymore.  When I was young social norms were everywhere.  There seemed a clear set of well-defined social mores and...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Mar 29, 2011

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    Who the Hell Invented Ironing?? - Creaseless clothes, tableclothes, sheets, socks, undies etc - what a stupid, pointless thing for us to worry about!  I don't iron very often...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 20 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    Guys And Their Legs. - I'm not sure if this rates as a social norm or not but it is definitely something that seems to be universal amongest men in the western world...especially...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 100 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Who's In Control? -             Who regulates social norms anyways? Social norms are established to be seen as the way life...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Pink Is For Girls and Blue Is For Boys - When my daughter was born I was very much against dressing her in pink or even dressing her in dresses.  Roj and I were addamant that...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 6 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    I'm currently in class and quite bored, someone should ask me some questions.
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    I don't mind answering any questions you may have out there!
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    Your personality type: "Social Realist" Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty...
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    I'm bored and tired. In class and need socialization lol Message me and or add me if you'd like... I'm a 25/m/ New Jersey USA
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    How to not be socially awkward around girls?
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    So it's got to that time of night where I feel like a big ball of sadness yet again, it's day in day out...I'm getting tired of feeling like this constantly, I guess most of my...
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