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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Social Norms

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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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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    Stereotype

      A stereotype is not forgetting.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16, 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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    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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    dopehippo dopehippo 16-17, M 2 Responses 52 mins ago

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    Question everything! What are your questions for me? Ask me!
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    I wanted to ask you guy's a question this morning, I was wondering when is it alright to let your daughter get a belly button piercing, I know I got my girl's ears done when they...
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    Private message me or send me a message on kikk, FloridaGirl9876. I will answer any question you want to ask me.
    FloridaGirl93 FloridaGirl93 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm bored so please private message me and I will answer any question you want to ask me.
    Moonstripe1995 Moonstripe1995 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

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    smninjas1 smninjas1 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 6 days ago

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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 a week ago

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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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    Have you heard of "it"? It's social and shopping in one place!! https://lifeonit.com/?invite=1428834 Check it out and join for Free.
    truebluetravelpreneur truebluetravelpreneur 31-35, M 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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    Truth is my social skills depends on who I'm with, I can talk to a girl who is just a friend and has similar interest but I can barely maintain a conversation with a girl that I...
    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    People have been ostracizing me and excluding me all my life. I felt like whenever I spoke I was being ignored; so I stopped speaking. I lost the ability to converse with people...
    Purrkittyy Purrkittyy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I have a bizarre form of social anxiety where I am afraid to talk to people because I suddenly begin to wonder if I'm hallucinating the conversation and weirding them out.
    Scotie333 Scotie333 18-21, F Jun 18

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    It makes me sad to see this generation looking down at their phones and missing out on memories of the home around them. My parents just play games on their phones while they watch...
    creativePerspective creativePerspective 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    If a social revolution sprung, I would support it, but the majority of working class are in a state of survival, kept on low wages, paying rent to pay off their landlords mortgage...
    Apathy1981 Apathy1981 31-35, M Jun 17

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    Most social media sites are just about people wanting to get the most followers or the most likes on their posts. It's all about having a large number of people you don't even know...
    JulietProstitute JulietProstitute 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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