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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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    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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    Stereotype

      A stereotype is not forgetting.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    What is Social Status and it's expectations? Social status is based off success for the most part. How much we have accomplished in our lives, how much money we earn, save...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

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    I have social anxiety. It is worst when I'm driving. I don't even like drivers behind me - it freaks me out. I'm not a bad driver when I'm calm but in traffic or when there are a...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm so bored! Please pm me and I will answer any question honestly! No question is off limits! :)
    FloridaGirl1993 FloridaGirl1993 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    if you ask me a question chances are I'll answer back with something sarcastic or with another question
    CalypsoArt CalypsoArt 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am so socially awkward where I'm surprised that my friends still want to be friends with me. Whenever I went to one of their houses for a party or something, I would talk before...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    Ask me any questions! I'm hella bored.
    acatslife666 acatslife666 13-15, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Anything ill answere! :) questions
    JustTilly JustTilly 13-15, F 8 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Dare You To Ask Me Any Question
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 8 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Questions? Ask em here ! :)
    monicaar3 monicaar3 18-21, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Ask me. Please. Answering questions makes me feel normal. No idea why, but just ask away.
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    questions that have obvious answers are the most annoying.
    kyuko kyuko 16-17 7 hrs ago

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    Absolutely any question at all.
    Andy1172 Andy1172 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Ask away, I'll try to answer all questions truthfully.
    littlekitten201 littlekitten201 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    ask away!! I'll answer almost every question!! ??
    kikilovergirl15 kikilovergirl15 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Friday night and I'm staying in... so hit me with questions! I'll answer.:) here or on a msg.
    mustloveariel mustloveariel 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Alright I wanna see what kinda questions people can come up with. No limits everyone
    VicDixon VicDixon 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I don't even mind if they were dirty questions, boys ;)
    dazedlittlegirl dazedlittlegirl 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I joined this website and I'm trying to meet new people and friends. I don't know if I'm socially awkward or what but I almost find it Impossible!!! I ask questions and message...
    jakea6969 jakea6969 22-25, M Feb 10

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    Define friend. I was invited to a social event today and I was able to talk with 5 or 6 (?) people that belongs to my school. We had kind of a long talk ( or conversation? except...
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    So what is social phobia? Putting it simply it's the fear of being around people in any 'social situation' be it at work, at the gym, going shopping, going the pub, simple...
    reesewardley reesewardley 41-45, M Feb 10

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    Public Press promotion has appeared in the internet promotion scene only a several years ago. Public networking has come advancement from where it was initially. It is wonderful to...
    Dubaicreativedesign Dubaicreativedesign 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    [PLEASE READ]!>> I WANT PEOPLE LEARN WHAT I HAVE LEARNED> Its kinda a long post, but worth the read, I promise. To begin with, I actually dont suffer from it anymore, but I...
    athion64 athion64 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    for my journalism class which just started, our assignment was to ask two strangers a question. i was really nervous...fast heartbeat, shaking, etc... but i did it. whenever i'm...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Does weed help you?...serious question I feel like even a small amount sends me into a swirling abyss of self-loathing and anxiety. I mean not every strain affects me so bad, and...
    MMckay15 MMckay15 22-25, F Feb 5

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    The Voices in my Head To be overly dramatic, they are Legion, I have had a thousand conversations with a thousand different voices, though they have only ever been a single voice...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

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    What are the best romance books with a lot of dialogue in it, and the book has good wording, want to read it and study the romance and increase my social skills by reading what...
    Redned21 Redned21 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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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...
    DoItLikeADude DoItLikeADude 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Apparantly im the Sensitve Doer Your personality type: "Sensitive Doer" Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict and not likely to do things which may generate...
    papple820 papple820 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Lately I've come to the conclusion that socializing is an art that I will never excel in, and that maybe that's the reason why I tend not to waste my time trying. On many occasions...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    Lol well online I have a few friends. But off line it's a completely different story. I have one friend who moved to a different state, and one acquaintance who I believe only...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I have been depressed for a long time and naturally lost the majority of my social connections. Now I am feeling much better, and i am on a half term break but I don't quite have...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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