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I Question Social Norms

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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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    Stereotype

      A stereotype is not forgetting.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16, 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 27 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Social Norms

    Social norms,Question 'em,These days,Standards,Where have they gone?
    stormcape3 stormcape3 46-50 Sep 5, 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 20 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    Ask me questions and I'll answer them!!! All of them!
    Taybae Taybae 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I had a social worker who acted as my friend outside of therapy , after she quit her job and was no longer my therapist and said it was ok to text her and ask her questions so I...
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    I am socially awkward and I think there is no help for me because I'm aware of all reasons why I can't talk to people I've just met or meeting someone new is always a problem for...
    lanamills lanamills 18-21 1 Response Apr 6

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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...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Your personality type: "Dreamy Idealist" Quiet, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance...
    bigmark76 bigmark76 22-25, M Apr 11

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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...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Your personality type: "Dreamy Idealist" Quiet, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance...
    xxjennixx xxjennixx 13-15, F Apr 15

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    Your personality type: "Laid-back Doer" People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences...
    turtlenecks turtlenecks 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    The meeting point of social activism and political influence..... I have always admired the work of Medha Patkar since college times. My initial interest came from a regional...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    And I'm bustin it square in the chops... Okay check it out social mizfitz... You're a wreck in the world some days right? People seem all frakked up around u and ud like some...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Mar 24

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    I am less than one month away from obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I have known I wanted to be a social worker since I was 12. For the past few months, I have been...
    aliciae78 aliciae78 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I am sick of this social anxiety and social phobia. I am a shell of what I once was. I have always suffered from anxiety and depression but seemed to manage with the help of...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I meet a guy from a group just after xmas last year, like a hobby group, we meet up on Sunday morning every week.we added each other on fb not long after we met, and we have been...
    polly1122333 polly1122333 31-35, F Mar 24

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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
    Enoch88 Enoch88 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Your personality type: "Harmony-seeking Idealist" Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people and...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Right now my big problem, is I really want a job. I think about it one day it sounds great, I'm excited I want to get 3 part time jobs and save. But soon as I think about it and...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    How to not be socially awkward around girls?
    lonelyshyguy1995 lonelyshyguy1995 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 15

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    What do people think of me. And others of a similar social status?
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Your personality type: "Harmony-seeking Idealist" Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people and...
    Lunarlight Lunarlight 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable...
    Hana118 Hana118 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Social anxiety is from low self esteem and self shame. Tell me, have you ever seen someone who thought highly of themselves have social anxiety? I don't think so, I never have. Or...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I've always been quiet at school and one of my friends always points out that I'm quiet and anti-social. I hate it when he says that because I'm not anti-social. Just because...
    xjazzymainex xjazzymainex 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I just turned 34, and I am seeking treatment for social anxiety, in earnest, for the first time in my life. It was pretty severe and is still at least moderate. I've made some...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    leahmusic96 leahmusic96 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Viewing *********** is a delusional act. You're essentially releasing your social tensions without any real social experiences.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I have social anxiety. From my experience social anxiety is shame related and this is what I learned so far: For example if your fat and your telling yourself every day that "I'm...
    ReliK ReliK 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I would rather socialize online than in person, I avoid school events at my college, I do not enjoy going to local malls, I hate riding lightrail and public busses. Half the time I...
    LezPride LezPride 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Feeling awkward in amongst people and thier conversations.. being the odd one out.. feeling stupid and nervous when your around people... just cant help it. Its like my emotions...
    jaym0699 jaym0699 18-21 Mar 28

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    the term "social media" is everywhere these days.. "like us on facebook" "find us on twitter" "follow us on instagram" etc etc It's all rapidly growing and we are becoming less and...
    Elge1 Elge1 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I'm socially awkward and I am looking for a best friend who is also socially awkward. :) Deep conversation, talks about nothing, and other open minded friend things.
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    I have a difficult time working because of my social phobia and anxiety. I have a great personality friendly kind and funny but my anxiety holds me back from so much. I figured i...
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Two of the 18 ugly truths about modern dating are: "12. Social media creates new temptations and opportunities to cheat. The private messaging and options for subtle flirtation...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Idk know why I'm socially awkward, I hate it! In a conversation, I literally just laugh and agree... But when I'm with my friends I'm always really talkative, our conversations are...
    Sciencelover Sciencelover 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    and depression and ocd. but, lately the social anxiety just gets worse and worse. i cant even keep a job because i cant stand that people see me. it makes me want to hide.. i get...
    lt623 lt623 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't feel like socializing at all. All I want is to directly come home from school and lay in my bed with a mug of tea and maybe something to read. I can spend days at home as...
    daphiedoofie daphiedoofie 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Having social anxiety is pretty much one of the worst feelings ever. It's horrible when you have to do presentations or talk to strangers. Mine is a bit extreme. I have issues...
    lovelyalchemy lovelyalchemy 16-17 Mar 25

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    The only people I could ever befriend in high school up were other people with social anxiety or guys that wanted to use me. I can't make friends. People feel awkward around me. I...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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