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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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    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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    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 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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    Stereotype

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So, those Christmas hampers that show up every year have been up for a week now at the school I go to. I forget how it came up, but my math class got slightly distracted and all...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Dec 9

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    Si l’histoire littéraire a donc volontiers majoré la part des femmes dans la fabrique des romans, elle a peu à peu minoré la participation des...
    llloveu llloveu 22-25, F Nov 29

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    une prédication du 29?ao?t 1914) et les avatars d’un siècle où Lénine aura joué un r?le exemplaire. De toute manière, le ?th...
    salleory salleory 26-30, F Nov 24

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    I will answer any question you ask. ;):)
    Justrandom12 Justrandom12 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Hiya hunnies! Ask me some questions lets see what you got lets see :) be sensible , ok?
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 9 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Your personality type: "Spontaneous Idealist" Enthusiastic, idealistic and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in...
    biker2bfemmed biker2bfemmed 51-55, M Nov 22

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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 with...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    How well would you say you are able to pay attention in every day life? To anything, school, work, social interaction, etc. No offense, but if you have any sort of mental...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I HAD social anxiety. I'm somewhat antisocial (Not in the literal sense. I meant in the very very introverted sense) and I can be somewhat socially awkward. But I no longer feel...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    L’obstacle ultime à la communication, c’est la conscience de soixA0;. Le sens de cette conscience de soi, de cette réserve, est lié:65 xA0...
    dorvaltjl dorvaltjl 26-30, M 17 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I can be since I'm shy but I'm usually better once I open up to someone. I have a question though; I texted someone I'm interested on; don't know him too well. But it was...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F Nov 18

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    Thought I was... until I met others who just make me questions mine lol not judging or anything but some people just make me like whaaaaa? tf ? lol
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    It's a struggle Everything seems so impossible.. I've never been close to anyone, and have always had to do things on my own. Even though it's always been scary, it seems so much...
    K93H K93H 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    Why? Why did you feel the need to ask my name and why did you feel the need to introduce yourself? I have seen you around for months and you never felt the need to say one word...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I saw a friend take this so thought I would too.....I think I'm in the wrong career.....lol Your personality type: "Engaged Idealist" Popular and sensitive, with outstanding...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Hmmm...usually I am considered an Idealist, esp with the Myers-Briggs testing (INFJ/P). Interesting! Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 3

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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...
    sunshinegirl76 sunshinegirl76 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    personality type: "Sensitive Doer" Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict and not likely to do things which may generate conflict. Loyal and faithful. Extremely...
    BeverlyPills BeverlyPills 16-17, F Dec 6

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    When I'm feeling socially anxious, which isn't too often, I feel it's often in response to some perceived threat or competition. I'm not sure about anyone else, but I often find...
    mrdane415 mrdane415 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    There is always stereotypical social workers, tries to be kind but is patronizing to the extreme, bitchy and think they own my life. And I was 'blessed' with exactly that about 7...
    kat248 kat248 13-15, F Nov 19

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    With my job I am social. With my dysfunctional disagreeable family I am pretty social. But when I get off work, or when I wake up on my day off, I just want someone to spend the...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 13 Responses Nov 22

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    I go out daily just to come back at the end of the day to Google. I cannot tell how many self-help articles I've read. What I can tell is that I can never get it right. I cannot...
    HigherLife HigherLife 18-21, M Dec 4

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    I wish I had a social life! I had a great social life when I was in college, but then I moved away and so did my friends. I have since lost touch with them and moved back to my...
    lovingleila329 lovingleila329 22-25, F Nov 22

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    How can someone whose brilliant socially be stupid? & this is coming from someone pretty good at school subjects (non-practical & music, which is all I do). Let's say I score an 8...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Nov 24

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    I told my mum about my social anxiety. I'm not going to school, school is a place full of judgemental *** holes and so is this stupid house ._. I hate home more than I hate school...
    0Worthless0 0Worthless0 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Dare to be various and liven up your online identities. Retain tight connections with those you want to and hold in your mind that engineering is barely a Instrument. Social...
    Joseph7146azz3 Joseph7146azz3 31-35, M Nov 26

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    Comme le souligne Alban Bensa dans un autre recueil, xA0;traiter les faits sociaux comme des actions permet d’affirmer leur historicité et de ramener l&rsquo...
    llloveu llloveu 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I was like a winter. Some people said I am cold. Cruel. Bad. But when they start to touch the snow. They feel the warmth. The comfort. The joy of shower. I am not really good in...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You can ask me any question. Please note however that questions of a libellous or overly personal nature will be referred to my lawyers. Ungrammatical or misspelled questions will...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We've had our ups and downs,Q and I- but after that last epic jam session at the Questionator party mansion we are cool again.That guy can do the robot like no one's bidniz.And mad...
    dubkebab dubkebab 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I have major social anxiety and its hell!
    SuicideMascara SuicideMascara 18-21, F Nov 18

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