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I Question Social Norms

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Stereotype

      A stereotype is not forgetting.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16, 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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    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...
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    Is it normal to not know how to approach people? Is it normal to find social interactions extremely daunting and draining? Is it normal to have never had any kind of romantic...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 10

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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...
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    And I am not all that sure why. I do try to socialize when the moment and situation demand it, and I don't have that much of a problem with it. I don't hate people so I am not a...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I Think Social Media Does More Harm Than Good The problem with facebook and instagram is that you put yourself out there for the whole world to see. If you go to apply for a job...
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222 26-30, M Mar 14

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    People expect you to get help= that's people People expect you to have friends= that's people People expect you to have outdoor hobbies or be in a community=that's people People...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 9

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    Your personality type: "Engaged Idealist" Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 Responses Mar 12

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? I’m honestly not sure. I really don’t want children so I haven’t given it much thought. 2: Do you miss anyone? I miss a lot of...
    Redrider1 Redrider1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I have a friend on skype that is a girl. She's about 1 year older and lives in England. We both live in the country side, accept I live in America. We talk and play games almost...
    dylon323 dylon323 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I have a friend on skype that is a girl. She's about 1 year older and lives in England. We both live in the country side, accept I live in America. We talk and play games almost...
    dylon323 dylon323 13-15, M Mar 22

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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 2 days ago

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    Childhood was awful. But my teenage years were worse. I'm not sure if I've shared the story in particular of my childhood? Think I have just not sure where. I realised quite a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Mar 3

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    I use to think social anxiety was something that I would have to live with forever. I thought it was just simply fear of people. But what helped me was understanding that 1. Social...
    Besillybeyou Besillybeyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I have never had a real job before and now I do and I love everything about it except how my office expects me to attend their parties and social events. I have social anxiety...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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    iam looking for someone to skype with.just to get comfortable with talking to strangers face to face.i think this will be a start to sociallizing better.im not just looking for...
    voyagetoheaven voyagetoheaven 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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    My daughter is getting married in less than two months, and I am very nervous about all of the father-of-the-bride responsibilities. Most of all, the hosting of the reception...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm currently working on my Masters in Social Work. I don't want to be the stereotypical social worker and long to help people from multiple backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and...
    WeMermaid WeMermaid 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm 6 months into being social and having friends. I'm still learning pretty much how to act, how to deal with friends, and how to deal with social situations. It's not my fault...
    tortillarose tortillarose 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    My social anxiety is a huge pain in the *** but I think I'm sort of improving my social skills. Even online I'm worried if I'm boring someone, being annoying, or just sounding like...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 6

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