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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 3 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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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 36-40 105 Responses Feb 8, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Social Norms

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

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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 22-25 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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    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 21 Responses Sep 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    anyone else feel like he will be more comfortable with other people that suffer too from social anxiety? i think that only who suffers too from it could really understand you. id...
    r3dax1s r3dax1s 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Tonight I'll gladly answer any random questions you want to ask me, you can even inbox me if you prefer
    KJ1215 KJ1215 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    If you private message me, I will answer any question you want to ask me :)
    Moonstripe1995 Moonstripe1995 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Inbox only. I will honestly answer any question you have.
    Paradigm42 Paradigm42 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm up to answering some questions, so feel free to ask, and remember, i have the right to remove any question, or choose not to answer a question.
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Being called shy because you're quiet in social situations .. I'M NOT SHY, I JUST DONT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING STUPID AND EMBARRASS MYSELF IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY!!
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    When you're the only person in your family with social anxiety .. So then everyone thinks you're faking it .. But you're not. 😫😫😫😔😔😒😒😢😢
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm getting a lot of messages asking me the same questions...it can be hard to keep up with! Ask me ANYTHING here instead
    LickMyBean LickMyBean 18-21, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Hi guys.. I will answer any questions you ask :)) so shoot your questions
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm just hanging with my friend and we are bored, so who wants to ask us some questions? You can private message me or send me a message on kikk, FloridaGirl9876. We will answer...
    FloridaGirl93 FloridaGirl93 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Yo! Question me, *****!!! :P
    ThatGuyInTheHoodie ThatGuyInTheHoodie 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    I'm English, I'm 18, I live with my Parents on the Essex side of London. I'm not shy and I'm certainly not innocent so I'm happy to answer any questions whatever and hopefully make...
    VickyUK VickyUK 18-21, F 8 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    tical Thinker" Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings...
    parttimefreak parttimefreak 36-40, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Questions questions questions questions... I can be a waterfall of questions...
    SlaveInTraining21 SlaveInTraining21 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Well, recently I had a panic attack because I accidentally posted my face into my social media, and I actually have low confidence about the look of my face, and a lot of people...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure I really feel the same way about this any more: I'm not feeling it anymore. If all you do is spam that ******* Emma Goldman quote anytime someone advocates any kind...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Actually I'm not that bad, not too socially awkward BUT..I am in certain situations out in public, when I have to talk to strangers. It might be that the whole "stranger danger...
    stonecoldflame stonecoldflame 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't feel like I fit in with today's generation. I'm an old soul really.. Social media is so "HEY LOOK AT ME. LOOK AT WHAT IM DOING!! ACCEPT ME. PAY ATTENTION TO ME AND MY LIFE...
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well.... I've just never liked socializing. At the moment I only have two (somewhat) friends I can talk to if anything is wrong. I almost never leave my house and when I do, I get...
    hanna4269 hanna4269 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    No one that doesn't have social anxiety can really understand the effort it takes to get up and go somewhere you know has people everywhere... My social anxiety makes me feel like...
    PlanetGaia PlanetGaia 18-21, F 6 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...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? -I don't want kids, but I like the name Naomi. 2: Do you miss anyone? -Yes, my bestfriend from school that I have lost contact with. 3...
    Fenriis Fenriis 18-21, T 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I've never had a social group. I don't have a place. I don't have a pack. I have my brother. And I have a few or so friends at a time who eventually ditch me. Probably my fault. I...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    School is over which means sitting with people at lunch while blasting music in my ears and pretending I'm part of the group and conversations are over. I think people were mostly...
    ErenBombastic ErenBombastic 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    Went to donate blood today. I stopped making appointments, because I'll get anxious about it the days before. I felt my stomach go empty and my heart start racing when I was...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jun 20

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    Simply put, I have the social skills of a potato
    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 9 Responses Jun 20

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