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    Stereotype

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

    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    GayMan2015 GayMan2015 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    Gurl message me any question you like I'm feeling rather wild today but this is for the ladies only boys go play with your trucks in the sand
    LadyAnnebella LadyAnnebella 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    ask away everybody, any and every question will be answered
    emjagrace emjagrace 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Great questions from The Questionator. I log on just to see if there are new ones to answer. : >
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    I will answer any question on here
    Bigtan123 Bigtan123 18-21, M 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 18 hrs ago

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    I was born into a big asian family in LA. My mom supported a family of 5 brothers with a job as a cashier and with welfare. My dad didn't work. My parents dont speak English. I...
    Itsthethrowaway Itsthethrowaway 22-25, M 1 Response 19 hrs 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 6 days 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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    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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    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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    Should I tell my psychologist who helps me with my social phobia, that I used to self harm? Or don't I need to? I don't feel it' been a good time to bring it up, but I have only...
    Fenriis Fenriis 18-21, T Jun 16

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    Thanks to Cuddles for this idea! My result: Your personality type: "Laid-back Doer" People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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    I think the roles of masculine and feminine are no longer containers that divide the sexes. These roles are more defining characteristics of an individual in how they interact with...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 36-40, T 2 Responses Jun 16

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    When I am at home I am the opposite of a social butterfly. I don't like talking to anyone and I would rather just relax but for some reason the moment I walk out the door of my...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F Jun 15

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    I am so socially awkward, the only people I am comfortable around are people who I am really close to and have known for years. it really sucks
    FabulousMisha101 FabulousMisha101 13-15, M Jun 15

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    Do any of you can give me some advice or like tips on dating with social anxiety?
    toughbaby toughbaby 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 14

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    Yesterday, at my brother's basketball game, I noticed a boy sitting on the bleachers. He was drawing what appeared to be a panoramic view of a city in his sketchbook. My mom...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I know u have social anxiety , not to self diagnose, but. some of you people know the feeling when you can't breathe. that sweaty blood rush . feel scared . I'm so tiered of it...
    SJsmith23 SJsmith23 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13

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