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I Question Social Norms

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 385 People

    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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    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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    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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    Stereotype

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am beyond bored! I'll answer your questions as truthfully as I can... If you absolutely need to ask a weird question send me a message.
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    My parents, mostly my Dad, ask these stupid, embarrassing, rhetorical, and downright dumb questions. When my Dad asks questions, they seem more like comments on how I should live...
    JamesM93 JamesM93 18-21, M Jan 19

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    I have a question about my ex... Today I found out from our friend that the reason why she left me was because I told her I was upsessed with her... Crazy, huh? She also told me...
    jeffgordonfan4ever jeffgordonfan4ever 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Just putting this out there to see what kind of questions I get and what conversations they will start.
    Alston76 Alston76 36-40, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Ask away! I'll answer any and every question
    youncpl1 youncpl1 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Ask me questions? I'm bored af
    kenna760 kenna760 13-15, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    As long as it's an interesting question and not one of those boring pervy ones...
    laleee laleee 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I'll take a couple questions just to see how weird they get.
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    Hi I'm Chris. AMA(ask me anything)! Will only reply to comments that aren't stupid. For any awko questions feel free to message me!
    p0tat07 p0tat07 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm bored! Someone ask me any question you want :P
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    Elleuree Elleuree 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I just want to say that social anxiety is NOT "omg I like totally hate people I just want to sleep and eat and watch Netflix all the time!!!" Social anxiety is wanting so...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 10 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Ok so it's about my ex girlfriend. She keeps looking over at me when we are walking the opposite sides of the hall at school, she does the same at lunch. She follows me on most of...
    jeffgordonfan4ever jeffgordonfan4ever 16-17, M Jan 1

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    Who's been through one of these things: Emotional neglect from a parent sexual abuse as a child Bullied in school Emotionally abusive relationships Physically abusive...
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    I want to be more social and outgoing. I'm still on winter break and I want to go back to school with a more positive, outgoing, and more approachable attitude. The approachable...
    kkam34 kkam34 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    First off, I have to laugh at the title of this experience. Good one, creator of title, considering this is social media. As far as Facebook is concerned... I love it, too. There...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F Jan 4

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