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I Question Social Norms

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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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    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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    Stereotype

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

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

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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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 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 27 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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    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 9 Responses Mar 6, 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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    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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    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 story is interesting, don't you think? In terms of people though? There are so many examples, but how about the educational system in general? We go to school all our...
    SilverHarmonics SilverHarmonics 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    1. What is your name? Samantha! 2. How old are you? I am 15. 3. Are you sure? Yup, 5 days until I get my temps. 4. What is your earliest memory? My grandpas funeral. 5...
    sammanthaa sammanthaa 13-15, F a week ago

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    So I'm on Qoura, a website where people ask each other questions. I've always been interested in social psycology, I posted racist questions annonymously directed towards blacks...
    theWonderingOne theWonderingOne 13-15, F Jul 26

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    Today was another crappy day. I think mostly because I am starting to feel bored. My little sister is on a vacation with her boyfriend, and I am left her with my overprotective...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Jul 28

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    I wanted to write out my whole entire battle with social anxiety. I remember it clearly the first day I chocked up I had cold palms and sweaty forehead, I could feel my heart...
    dassays dassays 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    How many people just come online to just vent? Or make good true real friends to even to a personal extent on this site? Well in my case - if it were to be venting - crap I would...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I m not Anti Social But I m Pro Solitude !!
    Adl5000 Adl5000 26-30, F 16 mins ago

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    the good thing about internet anonymity is that we can be honest hiding behind our profiles, groups , etc. i have two questions i always wanted to ask but in my real life i dont...
    just22 just22 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    1. What is your name? Anna 2. How old are you? 15 3. Are you sure? Umm, yeah? 4. What is your earliest memory? My great-grandmother sleeping 5. What is your favourite alcoholic...
    UnicornsBlood UnicornsBlood 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I have social anxiety really bad, and I hate it. It's ruined so many experiences for me and talking to adults, or even people younger than me, just makes me sick to my stomach. I...
    jxssicaa jxssicaa 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 12

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    Of course. Firstly, all you might want to do is submit a web design transient with details about your challenge; such as the type of audience your small business targets.Nearly all...
    Kit1739qm Kit1739qm 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This will take a bit. 1. What would you name your future daughter? idk yet. that's gonna take some time to think about lol 2. Do you miss anyone? unfortunately :/ 3. What if I...
    DontLoseHOPE DontLoseHOPE 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    As a prolific question answerer here on ep i have noticed an etiquette of the asker hearting every responder, however replies are few and far between! is this because prolific...
    strikeslucky strikeslucky 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm bored.. Pleaseeee ask some questions
    littlefighter littlefighter 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    All my life I have lived in fear of social rejection. My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 6 and I could not speak a word of English. I was sent to live with my aunt who...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 1 Response Jul 27

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    I certainly have social anxiety but not to the point that I cannot function socially at all. But each time that I go into a social situation, I do need to mentally prepare myself...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm not here to confess to you all that I am socially awkward. Which is not the case! I am here so people can talk to me, those who feel like they are socially awkward. The...
    Robertjames9 Robertjames9 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am soo dissapointed in myself! Last weekend was my ultimate social test and I failed. It was my "sister in laws" babyshower. (boyfriend's brother's girlfriend). We dont really...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When i first joined EP i was soo much excited with this whole idea of talking to people all around the globe.Initially i tried to acquaint myself with far too many..then among...
    jusanotherguy jusanotherguy 22-25, M Jul 23

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    In the latest poll, 58% of Americans now believe that the Obama administration is incompetent at managing the federal government. My question is what type of hallucinogenic drugs...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M Jul 23

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    I do not want to be contacted by those who are underage. Never mind categories. I don't think underage people should be on any type of social sites period. If they must, categories...
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Yes I do have social anxiety because if I am in social sitting... I tend to tension up and coughing. Those are one of the signs of social anxiety for me. So that is why I don't...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Normally people always tell us we have a choice. But is that true? I did not choose to exist. I did not make my brain that maneuvers me and allows me to think. I did not make my...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    [ x] smoked a cigar [ x] smoked a cigarette [ x] kissed a member of the same sex [x ] are/been in love [ x] dumped someone [x ]been in a fist fight [ ]had a crush on an older...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Aug 7

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    I feel like there is something wrong with me that I don’t see with anybody else. I feel like a disconnect with the world. I know that I am not the best conversationalist, not a...
    anisse113 anisse113 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    So I know this is social media too and even EP annoys me sometimes, but I'm most annoyed with mainstream social media like Instagram, Facebook, and especially Twitter. There's...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    "Your personality type: "Analytical Thinker" Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn...
    Sandalwood3 Sandalwood3 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    Usually, very. Don't question it.
    mslainiegrace mslainiegrace 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just can't stand being in a public place with lots of people. I just feel like i'm being judged, watched, or compared to. I just hate meeting new people and I just can't stand...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    This Software allows you observe social information, in authentic-time, letting you to definitely detect conversations since they’re using off – and react previously...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I found something interesting in Yahoo today. It is an article about how to overcome fear. I've reproduced the parts that struck a chord in me. 3 Ways to Overcome Fear...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I will always prefer being on my own, listening to my music and reading a good book. I am not anti-social and when people are in my company, I put all distractions away and focus...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F 6 days ago