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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 I will shave but most of the time I wear pants so who cares. And my arm pits? I hardly ever shave those even if they are...
    loudamy loudamy 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    Many social norms are freaking stupid

    and I'm going to raise awareness that you can break these norms. You don't have to do what everyone else is.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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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 46-50, M Sep 1, 2011

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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 8 Responses Mar 6, 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 school reports it as well when I reread my school's record of achievement. Most So called Norms are not normal in 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 rules, laid down by generations, that were only there to be laughed and sneered at.  Rules vs social stigma.  The older I...
    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 but I am annoyed that I feel the need to on occasion.  Do people really care if my children arrive at school with...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 18 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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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 our evolution!   P.S. I often go without shaving under my arms for weeks and go swim regularly at a public swimming...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 26 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 you really don't understand the context.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 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 has always "been." As time passes people change and these "norms" no longer fit accordingly to our society. I believe...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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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 in rural areas. Men. They stand around in groups at parties, meetings, field days, other social events catching up with...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 100 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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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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    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 things whenever I ******* feel like without other people's comments.
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 22, 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 one who is uniquely you....that is beautiful... Follow your own truth and be open to learn about others' truths, there are many...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    The Individual And The Collective

    Paraphrasing one of my literary heroes, H.L. Mencken, my last words on the gallows will be to condemn collectivism in all of its forms. In the continuing struggle between "individualism" and "collectivism," you will always find me in the company of the former. I recall a...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 5, 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 our girl was going to grow up to me a women who was confident and unrepressed by a male dominant world.  We chose a femine but "...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 6 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    it absolutely confounds me that people are unable to do this as well. with the approval of the masses they go on proudly all the while. the kind that burned witches, oppressed...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M Apr 8

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    I'm super into music. It's one of those things that are therapeutic for me. There's this one group that I really love and whom I religiously follow - tweets, instagram, interviews...
    ManicPanicx ManicPanicx 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    With or without socialism. Shyte happens. http://youtu.be/7pMxIzGaC_8
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    Am i the only that, when asked a simple question, sees the disappointment of the asker in their face, when im not able to quickly come up with a satisfying answer? For example...
    perenijsje perenijsje 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Ask me a question, then I'll ask you a question.
    Romanadvoratrelundar Romanadvoratrelundar 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    In real life I'm quiet, shy, annnnnnnd socially awkward. I'm very sensitive and get hurt easily. When I get to know someone I come out of my shell. Also online it's easy to come...
    Lexigirl12 Lexigirl12 16-17, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    Apparently, my lack of social skills annoys my class teacher more than it exasperates me or anyone of my friends or family! I'm a extraverted introvert though I tend to appear a...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 16-17, F Mar 31

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    A. Ten favorite special days 1. Christmas 2. New Year 3. Chinese New Year 4. Thanksgiving 5. my birthday 6. my man of heart's birthday 7. any day I see I have email from my dad 8...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Nina (middle name Anne) 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I would ask if you were blind 4: Ever...
    cuttergurl56 cuttergurl56 13-15, F Apr 17

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    1. How do you define honesty? When you say and do things that are not a lie to yourself or others 2. What is your biggest fear or worry? Nothing so humongous God can't help me feel...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 4

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    Ugh, just hearing all the laughing and voices before you walk in kills. Literally froze in place, did a 360 and went back to my apartment. I can't do it. I seriously wanted to go...
    bbygrlashes bbygrlashes 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    First I would like to get something out of the way. Yes, I am a Socialist. I tend to identify with Social Democracy because it is the most easily-reachable and realistic option...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M Apr 11

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    yep read my questions more then my stories
    shybirdy shybirdy 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Alright, ask me anything. Ready for the upcoming questions...
    WolfsterTheWere WolfsterTheWere 13-15, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    ask anything, inbox please ^^ start with the question or I will not reply
    Ellie1027 Ellie1027 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Sure, why not... I'm up for a few questions. hit me.
    crikchick92 crikchick92 22-25, F 8 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I can take it. I can make it. So come on. What question shall be a worthy challenge. I'm bored. Come at me bro!!!!!!
    AkaiAmbrosine AkaiAmbrosine 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Send me any questions you have
    maverick909 maverick909 13-15, M 12 hrs ago

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    Hello! Okay I'm from the Philippines and I am a proud Filipino. I hate it when other Filipinos say something bad about our culture, so I want to answer any questions that I can...
    TheGreatRollingStone TheGreatRollingStone 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    Alright let's go any question Have to comment here no pming me for this
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Ask me anything you like but make sure you begin your question with the words 'While camping'.
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Ask away, and I accept any questions
    snaker1128 snaker1128 13-15, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Ask me anything...but u have to give your answer to the same question , or I won't answer : )
    squirt254 squirt254 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I haven't been to one of my college classes in over a month, luckily the teacher has a grading system to negate this. Going in there after so long terrifies me. I am scared that he...
    bigluke74 bigluke74 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    I am a very gifted communicator. How ever I have social anxiety. Not as bad as I used to because I have worked on it. But most importantly I have social sham and social grace...
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M Apr 4

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    I am feeling lost! I've been a ******** for 2 years you guys might have seen my other post but basically I quit for my boyfriend! I'm lucky he finally saw my point of view and has...
    purplepants911 purplepants911 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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